Playroom turned craft room

Kids and art go hand in hand. But art supplies are of little use when they’re spread throughout the house and we have to round them up every time our kids want to create something. Grab those supplies and keep them within reach for your little artists with these tips and tricks from Pinterest.

Mother and daughter in craft room

MaryAnn Faubion Kohl, award-winning author, publisher and educational consultant, explains why it’s so important that our children have the opportunity to express themselves artistically. “Creating art expands a child’s ability to interact with the world around them and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication.”

The trick is to combine our desire create an environment that fosters creativity with our desire to keep our home from turning into one big art studio. This is where a dedicated area for arts and crafts comes in handy, as we can physically contain their supplies, but not stifle their creativity.

Most of us have art supplies stored in nearly every nook and cranny of the house. Creating a central hub for art supplies will ensure that your kids can unleash their creativity whenever they’re feeling artistic.

There’s no place like Pinterest for finding inspiration. When I went in search of the best ways to turn a playroom into an art studio, I wasn’t disappointed.

To successfully turn their playroom into a useful and organized craft room you’ll need a few things:

A spacious work surface

Fold-away work tables help maximize the amount of floor space in your playroom since they can be stored in the closed position when not in use.  (Original pin source)

Another option is to find a table that can serve multiple purposes so that it can also be used as a surface for playing games or using Play-Doh. (Original pin source

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Art tray

Photo credit: Just a Girl Blog

Ample, easy-to-access storage

To keep some supplies in easy reach, try creating a fun supply tray. (Original pin source)

If you have ample wall space, you can utilize every square inch to create the ultimate arts and crafts storage system like this one.  (Original pin source)

Display area

Once your kids have created their masterpieces, they’ll need a great way to display them.

One option: Take photos of each piece of art and turn those images into a new piece of art like this one. (Original pin source)

Another choice: With a bunch of inexpensive frames, you could create a gallery wall that showcases their best work. (Original pin source)

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With a little creativity and a bit of planning, you can create an art studio in your child’s playroom that will provide the perfect spot for hours of artistic expression, while protecting the rest of your house from arts and crafts overload.

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