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When you have a child who wakes up every morning and the first thing she wants to do is get her arts and crafts on, you have to have some sort of system in place for the girl. Now when my girls were toddlers, I did NOT give them full range of the glitter glue (after they painted my white office bookcase lavender) because I am no longer a moron. I may be blonde, but I pay close to $10 for that box of bleach and I learn from my mistakes.

Art SuppliesNow the munchkins are in grade school, having their art supplies accessible near a table with good lighting and flooring that is easy to clean is perfecto! If only I could wrap them and the room in a tarp, and not have the neighbors call the police again on us (I joke a bit…about the police; I’m standing firm about desiring the tarp).

I am not going to boast and say that my system is clean or in anyway organized because my chillen don’t roll that way – after all they are extremely creative. The youngest believes in the draw and drop method, but we are working on that because she is really afraid my head might explode.

I do have a what I feel is the perfect fix for the ugliest, yet functional art supply system around; so I’d like to share my masterpiece with you:

*DRUM ROLL, DR. SCHOLL** (I always love a man who can play the drums with his feet!)

Introducing ARTS and CRAPS!!
(come to my blog to see the masterpiece of all messes of organization; Martha Stewart weeps every time we have her over!)

http://http://nursemommylaughs.com/2013/03/05/princess-of-crafts-dwells-here-too-bad-the-queen-hates-messes/

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Baby Girl Lovely Set http://www.tauramall.com/Baby-Girl-Lovely-Set-p2017.html

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I am currently in the process of organizing an arts and crafts area for our home. In preparation I have written a post (2800 words) which includes the preparation steps for the project, what can be used for storage, where the area could be situated, the furniture that could be used and around 12 pictures for inspiration and for motivation.

http://routinehabit.com/blog/kids-crafts-home-art-area/

http://routinehabit.com/blog/kids-crafts-home-art-area/

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A couple of years ago we created a space for the kids right in front of our kitchen bench. I can be working the kitchen while they are working at this table. All their craft stuff is stored underneath it. Now we use this space for homework as well.

http://thecraftymummy.com/2011/06/my-kids-craft-space/

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Tauramall.com offers own brand "Taurababe" of baby and children clothes
http://www.tauramall.com/Baby-Girl-Lovely-Set-p2017.html

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My son loves to create arts and crafts! So needless to say, we have way too many art supplies! I repurposed a small bar alcove for storing our art supplies. I filled the cabinets with clear plastic containers of various sizes and separated the art supplies according to type. This could also easily be done in a closet, wardrobe/cabinet or even on bookshelves. I used magazine bins to separate the colored paper and paper scraps. And I used clothespins and twine to create a display system for art work so the pieces are easy to switch around.

http://www.onepartsunshine.com/blog/2327

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My kids LOOOOOVE arts and crafts! I have two main strategies: The first was to invest in a desk that didn't take up a ton of floor space in our main living area, and had drawers for storing everyday projects (like coloring books and crayons). The second thing that I did was makeover a portion of our hall closet to devote it entirely to craft kits. We have so much stuff that it all needs a central location to be stored. By using sturdy gift boxes that I found on clearance after Christmas, I was able to streamline the space and give it a bit of style as well.
Check out the links to see our art table and our craft storage.
http://www.cleansmartsimplestyle.com/2012/01/place-to-craft.html

http://www.cleansmartsimplestyle.com/2012/01/my-4-step-craft-closet-mini-makeover.html

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