Thursday, January 6, 2011

Organizing an Art Station for your Kids!

My kids love art. And I love having them explore their creativity, but I hate messes! So, here's a nifty little system we have that is quite simple. It's just an "art tower" as affectionately named by my children. Each drawer holds some of their art materials. I bought this drawer container at Wal-Mart, though I'm sure you could find it anywhere.Top drawer: Stickers/Stamps
2nd drawer: Glue/Scissors/Rulers/Stencils
3rd : Blank Papers (these are paper we recycle, one side is blank for drawing)
4th : Still Working On
5th : Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils/Pens/Pencils (each different item is in it's own plastic bag or similar container
6th : Work Books
7th : Coloring Books or Puzzle books (crosswords and such)
Our art table is right next to the art tower though you can't see it in the picture.

In the next couple of weeks, our family is going to be moving into a bigger house (wa-hoo! finally!) and I will be having several more places to organize. One thing I am hoping to do is to create an art room out of either the living room or dining room (two rooms we will likely not be furnishing at this time). I'll be sure to blog about this art room among all of my other organizing projects. Wish me luck!