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Friday, December 9, 2011

An inside view to our art space

Aside from Playmobil this is where my girls spend the most of their time. We get quite a few questions as to what is in our art area.  Here is an inside view.  Also, a lot of this stuff comes with a lot in one pack.  You can easily cost share with friends and family.  If you click on the pictures there is a direct link to where I purchased everything.  

Top shelf from left to right.  

Colorations Plastic Handle Chubby Paint Brushes with Nylon Bristles - Set of 10

Colorations Simply Washable Tempera Paints 16 oz. - Set of 11 Classic Colors

Colorations Large Crayons - Set of 8

Crayola Crayons - 24 Count

Bottom Shelf from left to right

This is dustless!

Colorations Colored Dustless Chalk - 12 Pieces

Bottle caps that we have saved along the way

Pony Beads - 1 lb.

Pom Poms - 300 Pieces

Wikki Stix - 96 Pieces

Colored Pasta

Wood Clothespins - Set of 48

More bottle caps we have saved

Assorted Ribbon Remnants - 25 Yards

Jumbo Fun Shapes Foam Beads - 500 Pieces

Top shelf from left to right

Colorations Regular Colored Pencils - Set of 24

These are soy crayons from here Pure Play Kids

Pencil Sharpeners from the dollar store

Crayola Classic Colors Washable Markers - Set of 8

Crayola Classic Colors Washable Fine Tip Markers - Set of 8

Colorations Washable Clear Glue

Modge Podge

Colorations Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter - 1lb.

Remnant Yarn - 5 lbs.

Colorations Glitter Glue - Set of 6

Bottom shelf from left to right

Wood Geo Shapes - 1000 Pieces

Cotton Balls

Wood Craft Sticks - 1000 Pieces

Mardi Gras Beads

Random stuff my girls cut up they wanted to save

Easy Storage Wiggly Eye Pack - 500 Pieces

570 Glittering Craft Rhinestones

Assorted Grandma's Buttons

Set of all 28 - 9 x 12 Colorations Heavyweight Construction Paper

Acrylic Mirror Trays - Set of 6

Jumbo Colored Wood Craft Sticks - 500 Pieces

Foam Pieces 1 lb.

Pipe Cleaners - 100 or 1000 Pieces

Easy Grip Stampers Mega Pack - 50 Pieces

Colorations Classic Colors Jumbo Washable Stamp Pads - Set of 6

Familar Shapes Stickers - 1620 pieces

1/2 Colored Masking Tape - Set of 10

Rainbow Feathers Classroom Pack - 8 oz.

20 x 30 Colorations Premium Bleeding Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets

Colorations Washable School Glue Gallon

Colorations Fluorescent Activity Paints 16 oz. - Set of 7

Animal Dough Cutters - Set of 24

Dough Tools Starter Set - 21 Pieces

Colored Wood Craft Matchsticks - 2000 Pieces
Lacing Supplies on added pegboard.  

Tipped Lacing Cords - 72 Pieces

Fancy Wooden Flower Beads - 1/2 lb.

Big Bright Animal Beads - 1lb

Jumbo Translucent Beads - 1 lb.


  1. This is so amazing!!! Makes me want to get rid of my spare bedroom and just do this for my girls!!

  2. Awesome! Very inspiring for me to clean up the mess and get organized in our art area!

  3. Wow, is that ever amazing! My husband is making an art trolly for the kids for Christmas and I thought I was going to have trouble filling it. Ha ha... you have me beat! Thanks for the ideas.

    1. This is funny and TOTALLY off topic, but my name is Wendy and my birthday is the same day you, also a Wendy, posted this comment, Dec. 9th. XD

  4. Where do you buy your art supplies?

  5. What an amazing amount of resources available to your girls! I only hope to some day have a space like this.

  6. @Morgan... you can click on each picture and it's a direct link to where I bought them.

  7. What are the main containers used on the shelf? They look like they are re-purposed but I can't remember where I have seen them. Lovely art space!

  8. I'm just starting to acquire our supplies. wish I has all of what you have. You have the best supplies.

    Veronica- http://watchmeplaynlearn.blogspot.com/

  9. Hi PAHM! I am wondering if I could email with one of you. I've been following your blog for a few months now but could really use some direction. I realize that it is a change in thinking - more for the adult than the child :) I don't want to just "copy" activities from you all, because that's not what it's about. I've been working on slowly putting together an environment (we just moved to a house from an apartment so we have a dedicated playroom! Yay! Anyway. Please email me if you can: michelle(dot)cohoon(at)gmail. I have a 19 month old. Specifically I'm struggling with allowing her free-range with guidance vs hovering. I'm not much of a hoverer in general anyway...but, for example, what do I do when she throws the jar of buttons everywhere?! Or when she just makes a mess of all the things set out on the shelves? And also any resources to help with the mental transition for myself. Thanks. (If it's not too much trouble. I realize you have thousands of followers and your own littles.)

  10. Michelle - Our email is Playathomemom3@gmail.com

  11. Would I be able to use two of your play based learning pictures for my Education project (I am a Senior) if I credit the source?

  12. @Tashcra0 which ones? Please email us. playathomemom3@gmail.com

  13. Wow - this is seriously awesome!!! I have so many supplies and would love to put them out like this. I have a 19 month old though and I know he'd be into everything. Maybe when he's a bit older. Really awesome! I added you on Pinterest. :)

  14. Deb, I had a ton of stuff from scrapbooking/general crafting too, and I went ahead and dedicated a room to an art room, and put them all out in clear containers. He's 20 months old. LOVES IT. Not a big deal at all, but I do keep the container with more hazardous stuff up on the top shelf a bit out of reach still. (the craft hammer for hammering nails/screws-which he LOVES, and his kid-friendly scissors, are both in the out-of-reach zone, as are the paints).

  15. Hi, I love your site! Where did you find your containers or are the just repurposed? Thanks!

  16. The big containers on the bottom are from Dollar Tree and the little glass jars on the top are repurposed food jars.

  17. Thank you so much for this visual! It is so inspiring. I read about it last night, and I've started reorganizing our house today.

  18. This looks amazing! Do you just let them "go at it" anytime/anyday or do you regulate how often and what supplies they are able to use?


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