There is nothing worse than deciding to get to work with a pending task and having to give it up because you do not have the essential supplies for a good organization and a comfortable job that provides joy, color and a lot of motivation.

That is why it is very important that every teacher who wants to work in a pleasant and practical environment has a basic and useful list of materials with which to correct exams, organize student work, make diagrams, structure notes, do crafts, plan. lessons… etc.

For a list of materials to be absolutely ideal and useful, it must mainly contain handicraft and stationery elements, and below we will show you what are the specific materials that it should be made of. If you have always dreamed of having some super beautiful materials that help you recharge your energy every day , or you want to organize yourself better and be able to access each of your work or school planning more quickly and efficiently, do not miss all our proposals.



Materials you should have to get off to a good start

First of all, do not worry, because the good thing about these ideal materials for a teacher to work in an organized, practical but also fun way, is that they are very affordable and are available in many commercial areas, with which you will not have major problems to get hold of them.


  • Colored folios and post-its .
  • White and colored card stock.
  • Liquid glue and stick.
  • Scissors and cutters.
  • Tipex and erasers.
  • Agendas and notebooks .
  • Separators and covers.
  • Crayons or pencils for coloring.
  • Assorted pens , markers and markers .
  • Pipe cleaners of various sizes.
  • Masking tape or cellophane.
  • Stickers and stickers .
  • Paper clips.
  • Punches and scrapbooking materials.
  • White and colored chalks.


All these basic materials may vary depending on the activities carried out by the teacher in question, because if you are an arts and crafts teacher you can expand the supplies related to crafts and creative activities , adding materials such as the following to your list:


  • Mobile eyes.
  • Glitter or glitter glue.
  • Sequins.
  • Acrylic paint.
  • Watercolor painting.
  • Brushes and sponges .
  • Colourful feathers.
  • Styrofoam balls.
  • Natural and colored sticks and popsicles.
  • Pompoms and mini pompoms .
  • Wooden clothes pegs or pegs.
  • Sheets of felt and eva rubber.
  • Fantasy scissors and perforators.
  • Origami paper .
  • Plasticine and / or salt dough.


Stocking craft supplies can be quite expensive at times, but there are also plenty of tutorials and resources to make them at home and much cheaper. Recycling can also be the key to saving on materials that will later be used in class. Keeping your eyes open around us is essential to save a good amount of money without giving up anything. Before throwing something away, stop to think and reconsider the possibilities of the material. It could be a great material for your ideal resource collection!

Take note of the following examples of recycled materials that may be useful to more than one teacher:


  • Remains of wool and lace.
  • Pieces of tape.
  • Button collection .
  • Photos cropped from magazines.
  • Styrofoam pieces.
  • Bubble wrap.
  • Egg cartons .
  • Milk cartons.
  • Cardboard rolls.
  • Cardboard boxes.
  • Wooden chopsticks.
  • Plastic bottles .
  • Bottlecaps.


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Having a list of materials with which to be able to work and do it in a much more fun way is very important for any professional, but even more so for teachers, who sometimes dream of colors and materials almost as much as children. And you, do you also go crazy or crazy with stationery and scrapbooking? Do you already have your ideal materials list made?

Share your ideas and your ideal list with the whole community!

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