Lately, we’ve had a problem area in my office. The little area dedicated to the boys coloring supplies. We’ve got a drawer of coloring books, stickers, markers, crayons, and scissors.
And a big pile of papers on top. Oh, and a dollar thrifted hippo with three broken crayons stuck inside.
And every day, several times per day it drives me crazy. Usually crayons are scattered over my desk top, tiny paper clippings on the floor, and pieces of tape stuck to almost everything. So, I did a quick clean up. The drawer divider wasn’t working well to hold supplies. Instead, I stuck everything in a small Ikea planter and a candle holder.
The coloring books are still inside, but without the divider, we’ve got room for the stack of papers. And a Grinch. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a Grinch. Or a semi-cute, semi-creepy thrifted man boy bust.
He was cute, only two bucks, and hand crafted back in 1972. Ben saw him just after I sprayed him white, but still finds him creepy.
How do you store your kids’ art supplies? Please, please, someone, anyone! tell me you have a method that works. I’m not sure how this will go. I like letting my boys create as they wish, but I’m about to keep everything out of reach so they have to ask. Help!