Sunday, March 28, 2010

Storage ideas for kids' art supplies

A crucial key to any artistic endeavour is accessible supplies, and for young artists, their pencil colours, paints, glue sticks, scissors and crayons need to be ready for action at a moment's notice once inspiration strikes! The problem is, it can be quite a task to keep everything in order, and in their place, so here are some ideas on how you can keep that art clutter under control in your home:

1. Reuse food containers. They're great for storing paints, stationery and other things. Just put the lids back on and stack them up afterwards.
2. Fashion a sketch book out of a4 paper secured with butterfly clips. This way, the drawings will stay together and not get scattered all over the place. It's also easy to remove and recycle drawings or add more paper.
3. Plastic toolboxes are an inexpensive way to make a fantastic mobile art studio! Since Amir's favourite colour is blue, he picked out this one at the hardware store; we got it for under RM10. Once we got it home, he personalised it with Spongebob stickers that we got for RM1.

4. There's a rustic charm to tin cans, so why not put them to good use? They make great stationery and brush holders, just make sure the inner edges aren't sharp.


Merryn said...

Great idea! Recycling to the max :D

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Pin said...

Haha... I like the no 3 ideas

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