Ideal Art Supply Cupboard

art supply closet

It’s official…summer is here! Time for lots of arts and crafts. If you are like me, you want to keep the crafts simple. But what are the best art supplies to keep at hand in your cupboard? Believe me when I tell you that you need very few. Often we just use the same three: watercolor, markers, glue.

Design Mom blog had a great post this week about stocking your art room, or cupboard as they called it. They focus on the best 15 items, and it’s geared somewhat towards younger kids. But I think this supply list is not only a great start, it’s a great end! What more do you need?

Tip: My one favorite addition would be to keep a box of scraps to use for collage. My kids love collage and glue of any kind. It’s a wonderful tool to teach layering and depth.