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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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Comments

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.
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!
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...

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