How to Make The World’s Best Art Room Place Mats

Are you tired of answering questions like, “What makes green?” a hundred times per day? Are you looking for a better way to communicate the Elements and Principles to your students? Do you wish you could keep your tables cleaner? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then today we have a solution for you! Why not create art room place mats? Watch the video to see just how it’s done.

No time to create your own visuals? Don’t worry. The place mats in this video were made with visuals from the Art With Mrs. Nguyen Teachers Pay Teachers store. Check it out!

3 years ago

Cassie Stephens


Cassie Stephens is an elementary art teacher from Nashville, Tennessee with nearly 20 years experience and an AOE guest contributor.


  • Where did you find these printables? Would love to add this to my classes!!

  • Cassie Stephens

    Here is where the FABULOUS printouts came from, one of my favorite TpT stores!

  • Thanks Cassie!

    • Cassie Stephens

      thank YOU for your fabulous TpT store!!

  • Jenny Smith

    Love these Cassie! I am in the process of making mine now. I had seen these first from a tour of your art room video a while back and couldn’t find the video when it came time to make some of my own. SUPER excited to log on today and see your video here!!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Cassie Stephens

      Awesome! I never did do a proper blog post…but a video is much more easy to understand. Have fun!!

  • Suzanne Fox

    Did you make one per table or one per student?

  • ✨Jess Ann Art✨

    These seem super helpful for color mixing! I might put on the other side creative thinking questions for my students! Elements and principles are fine too, but seem to limit my students ideas sometimes. Thanks for the idea!