My kids love to color everything and anything but they needed a little craft area to put everything in one central spot. In our kitchen area, we have a small bar section that has a common space for them to use. Over the last few months they used the space to throw books, crayons, pencils, markers and everything in between but it needed some serious TLC.
The other day I decided to really take everything out of these shelves and make it simple with baskets and bins. You all know I have a slight obsession with all the fun and cute bins that I found either on sale at Target or Walmart.
Obviously above was a total mess with things so starting from scratch made it a lot easier. Below is what I decided to use with bins and how I decided to organize everything for my kids.
So the top shelf is where I wanted to keep everything in one spot including markers, crayons, pencils and more. I decided to grab these boxes and label the kids crayon’s with their names. This is a common problem we have when it comes to sharing crayons so I thought this would be the best solution to help that. I grabbed these pink holders at Target to keep sharpened pencil for Lily to use for homework as well as her ‘special pens’ for when she wants to write. I also have a few holders for unsharpened pencils in the back, markers and then extra items in the back.
This basket came super helpful to keep extra items that don’t really fit nicely in this space. I decided to grab this extra one I had from my pantry which is study but also I”m able to see what’s inside with holes all around it. Inside the basket has stamps and colored pencils as well as extra notebooks or smaller pads of paper that my kids like to use when they play restaurant. There is also our favorite mat that my kids love to draw on with water.
This shelf is for holding the paper that my kids grab at a moment’s notice. Instead of having it piled on top of it, I found this small holder ( it was actually keeping my cutting boards in a spot ha ) but it holds all my construction paper nicely as well as any extra paper that I have for them to make pictures of their own books.
Hopefully this kind of helps help you organize your little craft area if you have one. If you don’t, this is a great inspiration to take a cupboard area and also turn it into an area you kids can get themselves and enjoy on their own terms!