Organizing Art Supplies ... the EASY way!!!

When it comes to staying organized in the art room, we couldn't do it without our favorite little containers from Target. The sizes are perfect for Sharpie markers, crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels and much more.  

My art room has eight tables with four chairs at each one.  I usually have one container of each supply for every table. When I purchase, I have to keep this number in mind.  In between classes, I can quickly pass out one container per table and we are ready to go.

I do not have my supplies labeled and this has not been a problem for me or my students. Because the containers are clear, the students and I can easily identify the supplies.  I would eventually like to label them....if I ever find the time! They stack neatly and are clear so you can easily see what's inside if you don't want to label them. Rachel has all of hers labeled and they look great! Both ways work well!

We always keep a supply of these containers on hand in our art rooms so we are ready to organize a new supply! The smallest containers are great for storing sequins too!

Most of these containers sit on two sets of shelves located in the back of my art room. It makes setting up and cleaning up super easy! :) 

Happy organizing!

Carla

These containers come in a several different sizes.  I love the variety pack!

This size container easily holds 20+ Sharpies!

This size container easily holds 20+ Sharpies!

Construction Paper crayons organized and ready to go!

Construction Paper crayons organized and ready to go!

This smaller size works great for oil pastels.

This smaller size works great for oil pastels.

For frequently used supplies, I don't use the lids!  I just stack them and this allows for quicker set up between classes.

For frequently used supplies, I don't use the lids!  I just stack them and this allows for quicker set up between classes.

White oil pastels stacked without lids makes passing out supplies much quicker!

White oil pastels stacked without lids makes passing out supplies much quicker!