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Paper Towel Desk Organizer

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

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This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to:

  • Purposefully choose art tools and materials to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Represent an idea using visual media and materials.


  • Paper towel rolls
  • A base e.g., piece of cardboard or wood
  • Tape, wrapping paper, and markers
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue


  1. Cut your paper towel roll into desired lengths.
  2. Design paper towel rolls using tape, wrapping paper, and markers.
  3. Then use the hot glue to adhere to the paper towel rolls to the base.
  4. Once dry, organize all of your desk supplies!

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