Day 12: Organizing kids art supplies

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Today: Organizing kids art supplies

Do you ever feel like your kids have so many art supplies and want to have them organized and contained? I have some that my kids can get at any time, but others (paint), I want to keep out of their reach!

I am going to show you some great ideas for Organizing kids art supplies.

First off, as you probably saw in the “organize your pantry” post, we have a little art spot in our pantry. In this area, each of our kids has a little “box” – they cost $1 at most stores. I wrote their names on them and it is THEIR box.
Inside each of these I have:
1 box of crayons (50 cents)
1 box of makers (about $1)
1 pair of scissors ($1)
3-4 sharpened pencils (less than $1 for a huge pack & I divide them)

They are in charge of their box. They can get them out whenever they want and put them back when they are finished. Our two year old needs some help with this, but practice makes perfect, right?

I also keep white (printer) paper available for them to use anytime.

On the back of our pantry door, I keep an organizer filled with art supplies. This is an easy thing to use when organizing kids art supplies.

In a box ABOVE our stove (Out of reach of little fingers), I keep their paint supplies, glitter and messy things. I keep everything that has a potential for mess in a container above the stove (very close to our pantry door).This container that holds everything: paint bottles, paint brushes, sponges to use for painting, water colors…

I love these ideas, too:

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Keep little things, like buttons or beads, in a plastic container or tackle box with small divider sections. This will make it easier to get to.

This is perfect if you need an art supply area in your kids rooms. I would add a little latch with a lock on it to keep our toddler out of it.

(anawhite- photo credit)

In our kid’s rooms, we have little buckets on a rod.  I love it because our kids can EASILY keep up with putting their crayons and markers away. All of us have it above little tables in our kid’s rooms or play rooms.
The buckets that we have are similar to these ones, but I am posting this picture because I love the peg-board wall. This would be an awesome homework station, too!

(houzz- photo credit)

If you need more organizing tips, visit our organization category, filled with ideas to get your home into top-organizing-shape in no time at all!
Are you ready for Day 13? See Organizing your laundry room here!


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