Coloring time can be one of the most fun times to witness as a parent or educator. You get an insight into what’s going on in children’s heads and how uninhibitedly creative they can be. Whether they’re coloring a pumpkin pink or drawing a self-portrait with their crayons, arts and crafts time can be one of their favorite times of the day. They can express themselves with very little restrictions.
The only downside of coloring time is the clean-up. After using so much energy on their drawings, kids don’t want to put their crayons, which have somehow scattered across the table and all over the floor, away. Having a bright, engaging crayon holder can help encourage your little one to take ownership over their crayons and put them away after creating their masterpiece. We rounded up the best crayon organizers for you.
Among our picks are the classic plastic box. That plastic box will ensure that crayons don’t end up in the bottom of your kid’s backpack. We also found a meta crayon holder that’s so bright and fun. You might even want a set for yourself. Our last selection is tailored to teachers and educators looking for art supply storage options for their classrooms.
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1. Room Copenhagen Crayola Ultimate Desk Organizer
It’d be incredibly fitting to store your child’s crayons in a crayon-encircled holder from Crayola. This set includes two crayon cups, one pencil cup and one round organizer with five dividers. It’s made out of BPA-free and phthalate-free polypropylene, so it’s designed to be safe for your children. Devised in fun primary colors, these holders will encourage your kids to actually put their art supplies away.
2. Emraw Regal Multipurpose Pencil Box
With this set, you get six crayon or pencil holders. These holders are made out of plastic and have a snap closure, which makes it easy for kids to get in and out of these boxes. The box will keep pens, pencils, crayons, markers and other materials from staining or damaging book bags. Because the see-through box is a specific shape, it’ll encourage kids to get everything organized inside. The boxes have different colored lids, including light blue, light green, pink, orange, dark blue and black.
3. Prextex Classroom Storage Baskets
If you’re a teacher, involved with after-school programs or work at a daycare, this set of 12 baskets is ideal for your arts and crafts time. These vibrant baskets come in pink, red, orange, yellow, green and blue. The baskets are made out of strong plastic and large enough to hold up to 80 crayons. These water-resistant, durable baskets aren’t so wide that the crayons will come tumbling out the sides. You can also use this basket for a wide variety of items, beyond crayons.