My coteacher assisted me with this list, Melissa Kehr, she is awesome! Here are some tips to make cleaning up run a little more smoothly:
1. Tape a plastic shopping bag to each table for paper scraps. It will reduce the amount of traffic in the art room.
2. Rather than have each student clean up their own mess, pick helpers to do specific jobs while the remaning students stay in their seats.
3. If you do not have sink in your room you can either use a bucket and a sponge or baby wipes from the dollar store to clean hands and tables.
4. Covering the tables really helps with cleanup for messy projects. Use large sheets of butcher paper or laminate pieces of paper to be used as placemats.