Today we are sharing the best tools to organize kids craft supplies. Arts and crafts are a great way for children to express their creativity. Unfortunately the supplies required and the resulting artwork can undermine your desire to declutter and organize. Check out these tools to help!
Simple Ways to Organize Kids Craft Supplies
When it comes to kid-related clutter, craft supplies top the list of culprits! If you are not careful they can start to take over your house. Here are a few reasons it is important to organize kids craft supplies:
- Allows materials to be easily accessed when creativity strikes
- Helps children to avoid overwhelm or frustration because they can’t find something they are looking for
- Assists them in making choices when they can clearly see what is available
- You can quickly see what needs to be replaced or was not put away
As a lover of all things simple, I tend to believe that less is more when it comes to purchasing craft supplies for at home use. I recommend that you create of list of 5-7 essentials and limit it to those until they are gone. If you like more variety, then you can switch it up when one supply runs out.
A Clever way to Rotate Kids Craft Supplies
Here are a few ideas of the types of arts and craft supplies you could rotate. This allows for exploration and creativity, but prevents overwhelm and clutter.
- Playdough, clay, kinetic sand
- White glue, glue sticks, rubber cement
- Glitter, buttons, pomp oms
- Q tips, popsicle sticks, toothpicks
- Craft paper, watercolor paper, tissue paper
- Watercolors, Tempera Paints, finger paints
- Crayons, Markers, Chalk
If you currently have everything on this list in your available craft supplies, you may want to consider putting some in storage. Having a ton of stuff makes it very difficult to organize kids craft supplies in a way that is manageable.
Kids Craft Organizers
Once you have the supplies you need here are some fantastic storage options.
This storage center makes for the perfect tool to organize kids craft supplies. The bins at the bottom are perfect for storing markers, glue and paints. At the same time the shelves on the top provide places for paper to be kept, or for art to dry.
Since the storage center is narrow, I would recommend putting into a closet. This would be the perfect spot to keep them accessible, but also maximize existing space in the room.
For the Non-Stop Crafters
This adorable DIY Crafting Table can be made with items from Home Depot for under $50! A great solution if your kiddo is creating all-day-long. Everything is accessible, yet neatly organized and clutter free! From Handmade Charlotte
Over-the-Door Storage to the Rescue
You can always feel like a genius anytime you utilize the wasted space on the back of a door. An over-the door organizer is the answer if you are short on space, or just want to keep everything neat and tidy. Here are a few different mom approved solutions:
Storage Cases for Art and Craft Supplies
These cute and roomy binders were created to store a variety of objects. It comes with 5 zippered pouches perfect for storing glue sticks, watercolors and scissors. Big enough to fit craft paper too! They can even store puzzle pieces, magnets and stamps.
Heading out for a road trip? Bring a fully stocked binder along for creativity on the go!
A Handy Tip to Avoid Kid Craft Clutter
One thing that I always try to do is only purchase items that come with their own storage case. This is especially helpful when purchasing arts and craft supplies. Since they already come in their own storage case they are easy to keep organized.
Ideas to Store the Crafts They Create
Little Artists Portfolios
These portfolios are my absolute favorite for storing sentimental artwork. They are large enough to fit oversized crafts, but can easily be stored under a bed. It’s a win-win to be able to keep their artwork and keep your house clutter free.
There you have it mama – Simple solutions to organize kids craft supplies!
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