10 neat art room hacks

By | 2017-08-22T20:31:00+00:00 November 28th, 2015|For teachers|0 Comments

Check out our list of handy art room hints to help you save time, money and supplies! We’d love to hear your about your favorites in the comments below.

Recycle broken crayons
Make multicoloured crayon cakes by removing the paper and baking the bits in a muffin tin. More instructions here
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Use rice to clean dirty pastel chalk
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Use a squeezy bottle full of water on tempera cakes
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Starbucks cups make great no spill paint cups
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Soak your glue caps in vegetable oil to prevent clogging
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Paint brushes last longer when washed in hair conditioner
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Cut a sheet of sandpaper to sharpen scissors
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Save on glue
Cut a sponge to fit a container and pour glue on it. Students can just tap their shapes on the top of the sponge for a thin, even coat of glue – no more puddles!
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Wrap duct tape around the end of your sharpies
This is an easy way to keep track of what belongs in the art room, it’s hard to pull off and leaves a residue.
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Remove permanent marker from just about anything!
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Collect old marker pens in a Sharpie Monster
You can give dried out old marker pens a new lease of life by soaking the tips in nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol, and then capping and leaving overnight.
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And here’s one extra tip for free: If you need a great way to store your students’ art, be sure to get free online portfolios from Creatubbles!

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