Arts and Crafts Supply Organization
I’d like to introduce you to my art cart.
I have dreamed of this art cart for the past few months and am so excited that it is now a reality in my life :). It has helped a ton in making art and craft supplies not only organized, but much more accessible to my kids to engage in independent creating.
Once upon a time our art and craft supplies were organized upstairs in the (huge) playroom/nursery closet. I thought it was the perfect place, until I realized that the kids mostly wanted to create while our baby was sleeping. Of course I couldn’t go get them because the baby was sleeping in there, etc etc. so I knew I just had to do SOMETHING.
We have a good size bathroom downstairs that has just a toilet, a sink, and then a big empty space. While at first it was a place to store tools, and then our board games, it has now evolved into our arts and crafts storage. Wanna see?
We have this over the door shoe organizer for some odds and ends that fit nicely in the slots, some which are completely accessible to the kids (pipe cleaners are forever being transformed into small animals and contraptions and left in random places around our house), and others that are stored higher up that we don’t want the kids free reign to (the glue gun).
Next, we have a shelf full of items nicely organized in both small and big boxes.
- A storytelling box
- A box full of foam pieces of many shapes and sizes
- Containers of wooden craft items and goggly eyes.
- A bucket full of foam stickers (we. love. these.)
- Magnetic pompoms, toothpicks, playdoh tools
- Alex eco craft kit that we have really enjoyed
- A top shelf full of different kinds of beads.
- packaged items that can be opened by bigger kids but not yet by Anaya (cotton balls, pom pons, popsicle sticks, etc.)
- a small crate of recyclables
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