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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Confessions of a Tot School Mom: Toddler Art Supplies

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One day, my friend Jayne at The Naptown Organizer had the {un}happy experience of facetiming with me while I was preparing for tot school. She got to see me running around pulling things from bins, and corners and baskets. And while we were chatting she made a comment about how she would love to see everything I have and my new series Confessions of a Tot School Mom was born. 

I have some crazy, random stuff. Of course, I think its all awesome, but you can judge for yourself. I'm in the process of pulling together our new Montessori tot school classroom. As I do this, I've been organizing bins and storage, because it has gotten a little out of control. These posts will serve as an inventory for me, and a useful guide for anyone looking to start or expand their tot school. While some of this I shared in my Montessori tot school essentials post, this is much more in depth. 

So without further ado -- today's bin: 


Admittedly, Henry isn't very fond of art projects so we don't do a ton of projects. Therefore, our supplies are probably not as extensive as other people's. 

We pretty much just have the basics. Crayons, washable markers, dry-erase markers, stamps, sponges, paint brushes, and scissors. 



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We do have an extensive kid's paint collection which I keep in a separate basket. In this basket includes washable Crayola paint (the little bottles), tempra paint {the big bottles}, Crayola finger paint, and dot painters. 


Chalk, and our new favorite -- pastels.



And, I think that's about it!

What kid's art supplies do you use with your toddler? What am I missing and what do I need to get?

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Melissa said...

Need to get? I think both Annabelle's and mint favorite is watercolor pastels, which you should definitely check out if you're a pastel fan. Ours are made by Alpino, and you can draw with them just as you would with ordinary pastels, but then you can take a brush dipped in water and spread the color around.

Amy @ No Greater Honors said...

Someone just gave us the 'My first markers' from Crayola - I saw you have some. Does Henry like them? I am trying to think of ways to add them in to our new tot school routine starting soon *gasp* and wondered if you got very much use out of them at all.

Allyson said...

Stamps are such a fun thing to use! My daughter, Avalea, loves to practice stamping in the ink and then on paper!

Jen @ the mama years said...

My Henry isn't too fond of art stuff at the moment either....but, he does love his toddler scissors and STICKERS. I have a roll of brown builder paper from Lowes that I put out in the kitchen with painters tape and let him loose...