Clothes Rack to Dry Paintings

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!


  1. What a smartypants teacher you are!!! Love this idea.

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  2. Good idea! We lay our painted stuff along the long walls in our hallway... needless to say, when the holidays come around or some special event that requires kiddo-painted projects and decorations, the kinder hallway is like a minefield of projects! Haha!


  3. Good idea, maintenance gets really mad when I put stuff by my vents. Oops.

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  4. I need this in my life..... where would I be able to find this!!?
    that's a great idea...