Ideas and resources for a preschool, pre-k or kindergarten art center.
Art Center Materials
Stamps and Stamp Pads: I like provide my preschoolers with a large washable stamp pad and various stamps. I usually try and change out the stamps depending on the theme we are learning about.
Basic Supplies: Scissors, crayons, markers and glue (bottles and sticks).
Stickers: A tub full of stickers of different shapes and themes.
Paper: Various types of paper (such as construction paper, newsprint, tagboard, copy paper).
Paint: Washable tempra, watercolors, liquid watercolor and finger paint.
Paintbrushes: Large and small brushes and foam brushes.
Smocks: To protect clothing from messes.
Easel: For painting or drawing in a vertical position.
Stencils and rubbing plates: Provide various stencils and/or rubbing plates for students to explore.
Aside from the common art supplies listed above, I compiled my favorite materials for my art center! Check them out!
Paper pasting pieces: These small paper pieces are great to encourage gluing small objects.
Dot Markers: Fun, unique and mess free paint markers.
Googly Eye Stickers: No more lost eyes because they didn't stick!
Glue Brushes: Do you have children that are not yet ready for glue bottles? Try these glue brushes!
Sequins: Shiny and small sequins encourage gluing and fine motor practice.
Chubby Crayons: I like these crayons because they are for smaller hands and also they do not have a wrapper on them, so they can be used for crayon rubbings easily.
Art Center Labels
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