Our creative box

This is Little’s creative box.

We live in what some people might call a small house. While I may not have space for some of the extras that might be nice I do try to find ways for us to all fit in here comfortably. I converted our old water heater closet to an office and I made this craft box for little. I got the idea on http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/ let me just say that I am in awe of this woman. How she has time to do all of these things I will never know. The site is lots of fun, though can be a bit overwhelming. I can tell you point-blank my house will never be as tidy or organized or pulled together as hers. Its OK I can admire her work for her and take what I like for me. This is one of the things that I took and made work for us. Here is the one she had posted originally.

one for Little and one for me as our craft stationshttp://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2012/02/superstar-study-box.html

This was more of a “further study box”. I believe the reader that shared the idea was a teacher and was giving her own children extra work at home, above and beyond their homework, to further their education. I thought this was a great idea and I do hope to do this for Little when the time comes. Meanwhile I thought it might just be the right solution for our slowing growing craft supplies.

As you can see we store her coloring books in there and all her paints, crayons, chalk, pens and other things to draw with in there. I should point out now that this box is kept in the back of my closet. It is not out for her to use as she wishes because we are still in the stage where we don’t know the difference between a coloring book and a wall. Since that photo we have added other items such as glue and beads and other items that you might want for a craft project.

In the hanging files I keep all sorts of sheets that I get when we are out and about or things I find on the web. If I print out ideas from the pinterest or other blogs that I want to incorporate into her monthly themes it goes in a file here. I also keep the print outs from The Pooka pages in a file. I keep other notes and pictures in that file making it like a kid B.O.S. file for her. I also have a file where I keep recipes for salt dough and play-dough etc. I use this free ebook I got from http://nurturestore.co.uk

I love having all of these things in one place. It is fun to pull out the box and know that a fun activity is about to happen. It is also fun to be able to put it away and have everything contained.  Hope you enjoy. If you have children what do you do to wrangle all their crafts things? What about your own?


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