Organize kids art supplies with these simple tips! Make sure to grab the free printable checklist to use as you declutter and organize!
I love to organize kids art supplies because I know how overwhelming they can be. Since I love providing my kids with space to create, I have a tendency to go a little crazy with the arts and crafts supplies. However, I am learning that there must be a method to the organization, otherwise all of the chaos starts to drive me crazy!
Tips to Help You Organize Kids Art Supplies
Gather all of the supplies.
Every crayon, colored pencil, glue stick, piece of art paper, etc. Gather it together in one space so you can see it all.
Separate it into similar groupings.
For example, all of the crayons together, all of the colored pencils together.
Toss out anything that is old or used up.
Yes, I toss the broken crayons, markers without caps, broken pencils, etc. Recycle or donate older coloring books that are no longer used.
Use a caddy to organize frequently used art supplies.
We have a blue plastic caddy. It is not super cute but it does the job well. Inside of it are four mason jars. Two hold crayons, one holds colored pencils, and another holds scissors and glue. I love having this filled because all the kids have to do is grab the art caddy.
Use a tray to hold paper.
Along with having the art caddy put together, I like to use a tray to hold paper. I have found that the more I present my kids with opportunity, the more they embrace it.
Store extras and supplies that are not used as often in containers.
The play dough, paint, and extra supplies all enter our hall closet. I like to use the plastic shoe boxes that are holding art supplies.
Put random art supplies in a “Create Box”.
This could be extra stickers, pipe cleaners, empty toilet paper rolls, etc. The point is to fill the box with random supplies that your kids can use to create with. This is such a great way to help kids get imagining and creating!
Now use your newly organized setup!
This is key! Once you declutter and set up a system, use the system. If you are not using it, what is keeping you from using it? Figure that out and tweak the system. Otherwise, you will end up in a constant cycle of decluttering and organizing.
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Need ideas for what to do with all of the art your kids create? Look at this idea for creating memory boxes.
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