What is worse than painting with 5 year olds? Having the paintings laying around your room drying! I use a clothes drying rack to help save space while my little artists paintings' are drying. I wish I could say I thought of this...nope! This drying rack was left in my room when I started working at my current school, and I used it right away to hang our paintings on to dry. I just clip clothes pins to the little bars and they hang nicely in the corner of the room or outside!
Sometimes I place them back to back, if the papers are large. I can ALWAYS fit everyone's paintings on here! This bad boy folds up nicely and can fit behind my filing cabinet when we aren't using it.
I couldn't live without this little gem!