Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kid Craft Center

It's been one of my goals to create a creative area for the kiddos for a long while now.  As much as I love crafting at the kitchen table, I would like the supplies to have a home so clean up is easier.  I also want crafting to be easily accessible to my kids when they feel the need to be creative. I purchased a sorts of different size containers from The Container Store.  Specifically, the 500ml and 750 ml of the screw top storers and the round cracker containers for tall items like the colored pencils and pipe cleaners.

I have big dreams for the craft center and hope it will grow into a great hang out station for both my children.  This corner of the house is dedicated to them, and I'm sure it will evolve over time.  So just know this is a beginning, and though it seems really small and dinky, my children love hanging out here.  It has become quite the hot spot in the house.

Off to the side of this area, there are mounds of paper for them to start their craft if they choose.  I also have much of our light table items and colored rice over to the side as well.  I'm still organizing everything, and I know I will figure out a better system.

If you're curious, these are the craft supplies we have:

  • Stickers

  • Crayons (chubby & regular)

  • Art Supplies - water color, paint brushes, glue sticks

  • Markers

  • Balloons

  • Colored Pencils

  • Tissue paper

  • Beads

  • Pom Poms

  • Feathers

  • Wooden Clothespins

  • Craft Sticks

  • Pipe Cleaners

  • Glitter Glue

  • Foam Stickers

  • Ribbon and String

You can find most of these items in here, including the table we purchased.  (Affiliate Link)

These items are all easily accessible for Caden.  Porter is learning to use a chair to get down an item and bringing it over to me to help him get the lid off.  It's been fun to see what they've created so far.  I love seeing their imaginations run wild.

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