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3.04.2010

Folding Drying Rack Works To Dry Kid's Art


We are always painting, gluing and creating around here and frequently we need a place to dry our many art projects. I had seen the expensive drying racks found at teacher supply stores, ogled them, and decided that wasn't in our budget. That's when I realized I had the solution right in my own home! Why go out and spend a fortune on an children's art drying rack, when I could get the same benefit for less with a clothes drying rack (found at your local big box store like Target or Walmart for around $12.99 and sometimes less). The one pictured above is from Target, collapses and stores in the closet when not in use, and even has an area on top to lay large artwork flat. When the artwork is done, I wipe it clean and stow it away. And because I already owned this one, I spend zero dollars!

Do you do messy art projects at home with your kids? If so, where do you put your child's art when it's drying? 

14 comments:

  1. Awesome tip! I have a drying rack. It's rarely not covered with clothes. But maybe I'll get one of the wall-mounted varieties.

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  2. I use the same kind off thing, sometimes even the window sill. When you hang very wet art don't forget to put something to catch the drips underneath!

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  3. I remember having one of these in my preschool.

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  4. What a great idea - I use mine to line dry my baby's cloth diapers - good idea for my boys art work! thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. That is a great solution. I put ours on top of the filing cabinet or the book shelf to dry!

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  6. That is a great idea! I was just thinking of trying to let Monkey "fingerpaint" for the first time and wondered what I would do with her pictures to let them dry. Now I know!

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  7. Really, really cool! We live and homeschool out of an RV for most of the year and I am constantly trying to find places to dry the kid's art. Thank you for this idea! I especially like this b/c it folds flat and I can slide it under the couch. Perfect!! Thanks!

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  8. Fabulous idea!! Thank you!

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  9. That's a great idea! I could have used that as a teacher. :)

    Since I only have one child, I normally just put her wet artwork on the top of the washer or dryer, or squeeze in a space on the countertop somewhere. I used to put things on my dining room table (gated off), but we've since turned that into a playroom... so I lost my "catch all" spot!

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  11. That is a FANTASTIC tip! Can I link back to you on my business blog? I'm thinking I def. need to do that n my next "tips" post!

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  12. Great idea! Another use for my beloved drying rack!

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