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!
Holes drilled into a log for storing crayons.
Reused jam jars for markers show the colors through.(Acrylic clear cups work as well if glass is not permitted.)
Acrylic clear cup found at the dollar store.
Reused tin cans with color swatches (found at local hardware store) for matching colors.
A scrap wood piece found and stained with drilled holes for storage
Reused oil pastel tray (or any tray) with chunky crayons.
Vinegar and oil bottles for liquid watercolors. Brilliant! Pour into a palette and ready to paint!
Repurposed headphone rack from listening center. 2 scraps of wood and 10 wooden dowels will also create this palette holder.
Old wood bottle crate found at antique store is a fantastic storage container!
Another wooden crate! Notice the clear ketchup bottles for tempera paint! Mess-free pouring for children!
Gerber baby food jars with lids! Children dip their paintbrush in which color jar they need.
Any type of basket to hold bottles look lovely and make for easy transporting to areas.
Jars with beans or gravel for displaying paintbrushes! Sturdy enough so they won’t tip over.
Notice the special place for the vase on top of the wood cookie. Again, plastic or ceramic vases work instead of glass as well!
A cupcake holder! Love this! Displaying scissors on top and reused paper on the bottom.
A spice rack filled with glitter! Easy sorting and cleanup for children!
Another cupcake rack used for glue and glitter! Notice the salt shakers for less mess in glitter!
A brick for scissor holder? Genious!
A spice rack found at a thrift store is great for displaying glitter.
Any type of tray with dividers is an instant loose part storage idea!
Wooden candle holder for scissors storage
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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Such great and easy
ideas. Can’t wait to
implement them in our class room.
Oh, yes! Please share with us what you did in your atelier! I get inspired by others!
Very imaginative ideas! I especially like the crayons in the piece of wood (first pic) and the glitter in the round spice rack.
Isn’t it wonderful how inviting materials can be when displayed beautifully?
So excited about this Loose Parts book. I’ve really intended to set up an area for this, just didn’t know where to start.
I am excited to share it with you! Let us know what you learn!
love all the storage idea.
I’d love to see how you use these ideas in your classroom!
so inspiring. it’s amazing how you look at something differently and produces something unique and inviting. I am beginning to change my perceptions slowly.
Slow and steady wins the race!
There’s so much in our kitchens closets, and garage that can be used for our classrooms. Thank you Sally, for reminding us look first, before buying!
The link to download the Loose Parts booklet seems not to be working.
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hi I was wondering how I can purchase the books
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