The atelier is one of my favorite spaces to set up when getting the third teacher ready.

But, one thing that can be tricky is figuring out unique and accessible ways to display your materials in the atelier for ease of access for children.

Today I’m going to share ideas of inspiring storage solutions for the atelier! Let’s get our own creativity working as we expand our own ideas for displaying art materials in the atelier!

Drawing Materials

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My AtelierHoles drilled into a log for storing crayons.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Reused jam jars for markers show the colors through.(Acrylic clear cups work as well if glass is not permitted.)

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Acrylic clear cup found at the dollar store.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Reused tin cans with color swatches (found at local hardware store) for matching colors.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

A scrap wood piece found and stained with drilled holes for storage

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Reused oil pastel tray (or any tray) with chunky crayons.

Paint

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Vinegar and oil bottles for liquid watercolors. Brilliant! Pour into a palette and ready to paint!

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Repurposed headphone rack from listening center. 2 scraps of wood and 10 wooden dowels will also create this palette holder.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Old wood bottle crate found at antique store is a fantastic storage container!

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Another wooden crate! Notice the clear ketchup bottles for tempera paint! Mess-free pouring for children!

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Gerber baby food jars with lids! Children dip their paintbrush in which color jar they need.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Any type of basket to hold bottles look lovely and make for easy transporting to areas.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Jars with beans or gravel for displaying paintbrushes! Sturdy enough so they won’t tip over.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Notice the special place for the vase on top of the wood cookie. Again, plastic or ceramic vases work instead of glass as well!

Collage

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

A cupcake holder! Love this! Displaying scissors on top and reused paper on the bottom.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

A spice rack filled with glitter! Easy sorting and cleanup for children!

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Another cupcake rack used for glue and glitter! Notice the salt shakers for less mess in glitter!

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

A brick for scissor holder? Genious!

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier
A spice rack found at a thrift store is great for displaying glitter.

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier
Any type of tray with dividers is an instant loose part storage idea!

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier

Wooden candle holder for scissors storage

Reggio Inspired Classroom: How Unique Storage Solutions Reinvented My Atelier
A simple rack found at thrift store is great for re-usable paper display

What other ways do you display your art materials? What way inspired you? We would love to see them in the comments below!

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