I think that one of the hardest things to organize are kid’s art supplies. Anyone else agree? So, I’m sharing with you how I organize my stuff. I also have an awesome round up of ideas at the end too!
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 stacking 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 go and organize all the things!