I let J have access to his art supplies…within reason. I am not the Mom who leaves the art supplies out so that he can have full access to them all the time. We go into our art closet and pick out what he wants to play with and he can play with anything he wants. I do believe that one day I’ll let him have a bit more freedom with them, but it just doesn’t feel right at the moment. I do leave out crayons, markers, and paper for him to have whenever.
So, here’s how I organize the art supplies.
I organize in bins with labels most of them time, and my closet is a good example of this.
The white letter box holds my greeting cards (not really crafty, but they need to go in this room). On top of that, in the pink box, is my vinyl and supplies for my Silhouette Machine. The six plastic bins hold all my filler for J’s sensory boxes. As you can see, I need to get a few more because I have stuff on top that won’t fit! The white tub is J’s sensory tub.
Here are three of the six plastic drawers that hold all our art supplies. Each one has a label and actually stay pretty organized. J can go through each drawer and pick out what he wants to play with. Plus, it’s really easy for me to just grab what I need a go.
I do have other things in the closet, that are mainly for my crafting purposes, so I won’t go into all that here.
Now, for the really fun part! Here’s a round up of some really great organizing ideas that I’ve found.
Something To Do came up with such a frugal way of having her kid’s art supplies organized and easy to access. This post has some other really great ideas too!
I Heart Organizing (which happens to be one of my favorite blogs) has done it again! See how she made this fun crate for her kid’s.
See how Operation Organization took an took an old bookshelf to organize her child’s stuff.
I’ve featured this before, but I love it so much I’m showing you again. This craft bucket from One Orange Giraffe is simply brilliant!
You’ll never guess what Mom’s Crafty Space used to color coordinate her kid’s crayons!
Apartment Therapy shows how to make this wonderful crate for all those supplies
I hope this helps you organize all those crayons!