One of my favorite things to do is organize. Yes, I said it! I get excited at the thought of a neatly organized space and my classroom is no different. I know how hard it is for me to be creative in a disorganized space which is why I try to keep a very organized classroom. I've read many blog posts about organizing an art room and thought I'd share a few things I do when it comes to paint...tempera paint.
My favorite brand of tempera paints is Crayola Premier Tempera in 32 oz containers. The paint is thick and smooth! I like the 32oz size as they fit perfectly inside my cabinets and are easy to squeeze. My room has limited storage and counter space so this size works best.
We use these small 6-cup trays for mixing paint. The room had a large set of them when I first started and they are great. When it’s time to clean up, I have the kids place the mixing trays in a bucket of hot, soapy water to soak and the paint just slides off. I can let them soak until I can get to clean them. Actually the longer they soak; the easier they are to clean.
That's how I organize painting with tempera in my classroom. It’s simple, efficient and works for my space.