Comments on: Living Well: 4 Secrets to the Ideal Art Supply Cupboard http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:37:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Tanja H. http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-1233802 Tanja H. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:59:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-1233802 I just found your blog via Martha Stewart. I don’t have kids, but am an Auntie to very creative nephews & nieces. Art supplies, a Fantastic gift idea and I won’t forget anything with all the ideas here. Now, I can shop the back-to-school sales & put together a treasure chest of art goodies just in time for the holidays.
The children will be thrilled to open the packages and begin making masterpieces.
Excellent blog post!

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-942863 Michelle Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:02:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-942863 The best scissors for 2-4 year olds are from IKEA… They don’t have fingerholes and little hands can very easily cut by simply squeezing.

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By: Karen Smullen http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-754891 Karen Smullen Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:01:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-754891 I’ve designed a book called DRAW! you can see it at my site. I believe that children (well everyone ) should be able to draw figuratively, it is the basis of visualization and realization.

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By: Megan Schiller http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-538496 Megan Schiller Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:58:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-538496 Great post! This is what I do for a living… encourage parents to create a dedicated art space for their children with quality essential supplies. One of the biggest challenges people face is organizing the space and keeping it organized. Sorry for the self promotion here, but in case this helps anyone, I have some links for you. I’m working on a series of blog posts about organizing kids art spaces- so far I have posted two:
http://www.theartpantry.com/blog.htm
And if you’d like to see a lot of inspiration, here is my Pinterest board of kids art spaces:
http://pinterest.com/theartpantry/childrens-art-spaces/

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By: Megan Schiller http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-538494 Megan Schiller Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:40:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-538494 Melissa,
While I’m not sure how to get Mod Podge off of your table and counters, at least they have now come out with a “Kids” Mod Podge that is washable. Might be a good idea for next time! Here is a link if you’re interested to the washable Mod Podge in my shop:
http://www.theartpantry.com/p/mod-podge-wash-out-kids-8oz

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By: Walewska http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-461622 Walewska Sun, 12 May 2013 07:05:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-461622 I simply HATE glitter. My daughters love it but… I can’t stand with it. I have most of the things… I have to buy pipe cleaners anyway!

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By: Angel Kho http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-456523 Angel Kho Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:58:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-456523 Those are definitely great items to have in art supply cupboard. What I have trouble most of the time is figuring out a creative way to use those art supplies. I found that keeping a collection of art and craft ideas with lots of pictures in a binder helps tremendously. The kids can flip through what they want to do and use them as a guide.

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By: melissa sweet http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-456384 melissa sweet Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:20:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-456384 This post makes me want a fresh box of crayons! I wanted to share a book I made for eeBoo Toys that teaches kids to draw: http://www.toysaretools.com/2012/04/eeboos-drawing-book-with-melissa-sweet.html.
It’s the kind of book I had as a kid, along with many of the supplies you posted.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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By: Brandy @The Prudent Homemaker http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-456171 Brandy @The Prudent Homemaker Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:51:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-456171 For my my “middle” aged children, I use card stock instead of water color paper, because it is less expensive.

I also would add more paintbrushes in different sizes, including a fan brush.

For younger children, I use washable watercolors. They are almost the same price as the individual set, and they come with 3 rows of watercolors in more shades.

Rather than play-doh, I use modeling clay for children. It doesn’t dry out and it doesn’t crumble. It comes in tons of colors and I can get a package for around $5.

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By: Sim http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-396467 Sim Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:30:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-396467 I make sure my daughter has a plastic serving tray to do her messy creations on. You can glue, glitter and paint all over the place then simply wipe the tray clean and start again.

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By: Jennifer Nichols http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365599 Jennifer Nichols Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:30:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365599 Yes! I agree with the folks that would like some tips on organization. I’ve really been wanting to create an art station for our daughters, but haven’t really decided how to go about setting it up. Thanks!!

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By: Jadah{family sponge} http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365587 Jadah{family sponge} Sat, 23 Jun 2012 13:42:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365587 We have a art recycle box in addition to our regular recycle box. It’s a perfect way for your kids to choose what recyclables they want to keep for future art projects. And kids love berry boxes for pretend play.

http://familysponge.com/create/kidsart/art-recycle-box/

I just adore this post. Amazing photos!

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By: Linnea http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365561 Linnea Sat, 23 Jun 2012 02:22:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365561 A “big kid” upgrade: liquid watercolors (they come in tubes) and real watercolor paper – preferably cotton. The thicker, dimpled paper is so much better at taking water! Try stapling the paper to a piece of thin plywood or cardboard to keep it from wrinkling as it dries. Also, try sprinkling some sea salt on the wet paint – makes a neat effect!

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By: Caddy http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365527 Caddy Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:37:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365527 I love this post. It made me want to go out and buy canvas and paint a bright happy picture.

I thought call craft sticks popsicle sticks too!

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By: Jen Daily http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365458 Jen Daily Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:33:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365458 Plus some ideas for dealing with the 20+ pieces of “art” that my kids produce every day. Pretty please?

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By: Jennifer Rodgers http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365420 Jennifer Rodgers Fri, 22 Jun 2012 02:38:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365420 This is a wonderful list! As a high school art teacher, I think the big kid upgrades are spot-on. Also, you’d be surprised how many high school art students still love a little glitter! :-)

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365304 Amy Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:33:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365304 Love these ideas! I was surprised (and happy) to realize that I already own most of them, but I definitely think I need to make them more accessible to my kids. I would love to see how you have all of your supplies organized.

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By: gail http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365282 gail Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:31:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365282 What’s missing are all the natural elements that can be picked up for free….branches, sticks, pebbles, pine cones, large seeds, bark….Otherwise, everything is so bright, sometimes too bright….

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By: Trish http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365279 Trish Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:27:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365279 Too funny. I didn’t even know what a “craft stick” was until I saw your reply. Duh…a Popsicle stick. Now it is all coming together. Can you tell I am not very crafty.

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-4-secrets-to-the-ideal-art-supply-cupboard/comment-page-1/#comment-365221 This girl loves to talk Thu, 21 Jun 2012 03:26:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20492#comment-365221 http://somethingtodo-jamie.blogspot.com.au/2010/03/organizing-arts-and-crafts-supplies.html

my new favourite of craft/art organization… everything in a shoe holder! Havent done it yet, but looks good, and hang it behind a door/in a cupboard???

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