I recently mentioned my newly rekindled desire to set up a tinkering/creation station in our new house for the kids. So – of course – I had to put our resident professional organizer on the job to make sure I had all the resources I needed to get it done right.
Here’s Annie with her ideas on how to create a beautifully functional and organized art space for your kiddos.
P.S. Creating a space like this is also IDEAL for using with our free summer B.O.R.E.D. printable.
School’s out for summer, which means generous doses of free time for children and the seemingly endless task on your part to help them fill it.
The best way to encourage continued creativity (and temporarily distract kids from the screens) is to ensure that the art supplies in your home are organized, accessible, and therefore, inviting. Kids crave order as much as they do self-expression. But the only way they’ll be putting crayon to paper is if they can locate the supplies first.
Establishing clearly defined art supplies storage also helps children learn to clean up after themselves. After all, they can only be expected to properly do so if it’s clear to them where things belong.
But where to start? How to set it all up? How to decide the best storage system for your space?
Fear not – I’ve rounded up 10 stellar examples of art supplies organization. Prepare to be inspired.