Do you have a budding artist in the family? Maybe you’re stuck for ways to display their artwork or ideas to keep their supplies in order?
If you find yourself nodding along, it might be time to create a space where your kids can unwind and let their creative juices flow.
Now we understand that an entire art room is not a possibility for everyone—wouldn’t that be a dream! Which is why we’ve compiled a list of ideas that can be used in almost any room of the home.
1. Create an art-trolley
If you’re short on space, consider creating an art trolley. You can stock the different shelves or compartments with art materials and then wheel it out when needed. How good does that sound?
2. Hang artwork in bedrooms
Budding artists also need somewhere to display their creations. This can be achieved by fixing a piece of string from two points in their bedroom. You can then use pegs to hang their most recent creations.
3. Use jars to sort and store supplies
If you’re lucky enough to have a desk or area designated to art, consider storing supplies in jars. Not only do they look great, but they’re an affordable alternative to traditional storage solutions.
4. Paint a chalkboard wall in the kitchen
A great way to get the whole family involved is to paint a chalkboard wall in the kitchen. This can be used to draw, write lists, pass notes or messages between family members. You’re really only limited by your imagination.
5. Use plastic tubs to store craft supplies
You simply can’t go wrong with an old-fashioned arts and crafts box. Start by purchasing a large plastic container and then fill with anything your heart desires. We’re talking pipe cleaners, egg cartons, coloured paper, glitter glue, stickers, wrapping paper, cotton balls, the list is endless.
6. Ensure spare materials are stocked
Lastly, if you have a serious artist in the family ensure that commonly used items are always stocked by keeping a spare stash. There is nothing worse than getting into the creative mindset only to find out you’ve run out of pink paint or blue paper.
Are you ready to create an art room? We sure hope so!