THIS IS NOT A LIST OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO RUN AN ART ROOM...BECAUSE YOU NEED A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF!!!! THIS IS JUST A LIST OF PRODUCTS I LOVE!!
***This top 10 list is my opinion....if you like something else...AWESOME! Share in the comment section the products you enjoy. If a parent company of any of these products is known for killing puppies or kicking old people.....please do not yell & scream at how evil I am for supporting such things. THANK YOU! ***
1)ELMER'S GLUE ALL
Not the washable stuff!! It is too thin. Most other brands are also too thin. This causes the paper to become extremely "wet" and does not "stick" things as well.
(Elmer's Craft BOND or ALEENE'S)
For those sculpture & assemblage projects where Elmer's Glue All is just too ridged!!!
Aleene's in the gold bottle has been around forever...and is a wonderful product that I use in my art room. Elmer's has come out with a pretty great product too....plus it has the ease of the twist top lid to open & close!!
Accept no substitute!! ha ha I actually do use other brands in my table crayon boxes(I like to have a variety of colors)...but if I were trapped on a desert island with only one box of crayons...it would be Crayola!!!!
4)CRAYOLA CONSTRUCTION PAPER CRAYONS
Seeing is believing! I had my doubts when I first got construction paper crayons, but now I can't imagine not having them!!!! Though I wish there were more color choices....they are so much fun!
5)PORTFOLIO SERIES OIL PASTELS
Wow...talk about a dreamy product!!!! Water soluble, amazing colors, creamy consistency....what else do you need from an oil pastel!?!? Though they are a bit pricey....they are well worth it!
6)SARGENT ART-TIME TEMPERA PAINT
I'm not a big tempera paint snob...I use just about anything. However, I do like the look & feel of Sargent's Art-Time. If I'm able to get it....I do!!
7)RED HEART YARN
My first few years of teaching I tried ordering yarn via catalogs, but was never happy with what I received. I finally gave up, and started buying all my yarn from a big box store. That way I am able to select the size, color, and weight of yarn I feel will be best for my weaving projects. I love the Red Heart yarn. It is affordable...and comes in a ton of colors that the kids love!!
You can't go wrong with classic black, but the other colors are great as well!! I've tried other permanent markers, but Sharpie seems to out live/outlast all the rest!
9)SCRATCH ART SCRATCH-FOAM
For beginning print making projects...this is a wonderfully easy product to use! You also don't compromise on the print...they images turn out great.
10)MR. CLEAN MAGIC ERASER
I know that it isn't really an "art" supply...but come on....WE USE THEM ALMOST AS MUCH AS ART SUPPLIES!! ha ha This product is truly amazing...and has saved my tables.
SO WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU LOVE IN YOUR ART ROOM??