Classroom Management

Fantastic (and Free) Art Room Storage Solutions

art room storage
As art teachers, we are familiar with the ‘art’ of saving anything and everything because “we might be able to use it later!” For example, I recently used mini-cupcake containers left over from a school celebration to keep acrylic paint fresh for weeks! In today’s video, I’ll share how you can transform recyclables into easy storage solutions for a variety of art supplies. The containers’ sizes work perfectly, plus they’re free! If you’d like, you can “pretty” yours up with labels like I did. It feels good to be resourceful!

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Alecia Eggers Kaczmarek

Alecia Eggers Kaczmarek, an elementary school art educator, is a former AOEU Writer. She is passionate about teaching and reaching students through an innovative and meaningful arts education.

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