How can I best organize construction paper? I always seem to end up with such a mess! I would like to have easy access to the different colors and, inevitably, I always need the color that is at the bottom of the stack. That’s where the mess begins. I’ve tried placing the construction paper sideways so that the colors go side-to-side instead of vertically, but the depth of the shelves in my classroom is not enough to support the construction paper length. Any ideas?

–submitted by Martha

Thanks for your question about organizing construction paper. It sounds like your shelves are making it hard to store paper in an organized way. Below are three different ways I have organized my construction paper.

  • Stackable paper trays separate the colors, allow for easy access, and do not take up a lot of space. They come in all sizes.
  • Hanging charts can also hang on the backs of doors, in closets, on walls, etc., and can easily hold, organize, and display construction paper of all sizes.
  • A large crate can hold construction paper vertically so it is easy to organize and grab.

Happy organizing!

–Solution provided
by Heather Graley

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3 Responses to “How can I best organize construction paper?”

  1. 24 Jun 2011 at 2:50 pm 3.  sheri barron

    I use a crate made for hanging folders. I put each color in a hanging file. I store this on a shelf in the art center. This way children can select the color that they want to use.

  2. 19 Mar 2011 at 1:12 pm 2.  trish collins

    I sort my construction paper by colors and place it in the bottom drawer of one of my filing cabinets. That works well for me.

  3. 11 Nov 2010 at 3:18 pm 1.  Tracey

    Construction Paper

    I just put mine in my file cabinet. I place the paper in hanging files so that is is easy to see and grab whenever I need it.

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