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How to Store Craft Supplies for Kids

I love doing crafts with my kids and I love having lots of craft supplies available for the kids to use. We don’t have a lot of storage space in our house. This method of storing craft supplies for kids is saving my sanity! The kids are crafting more than ever, but the process is much neater. No more missing scissors and vanishing pens! You might also like this post about our simple home makerspace.

My favorite way of storing kids craft supplies. Post includes a free craft supplies labels printable.

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If you are looking to store craft supplies for kids to use on the go, I highly recommend these Crayola fine tip marker, twistables colored pencil, and pip squeak marker kits. We own all of them, and the kids adore them. The cases are well made, and I love how the supplies snap into place. The kids are thrilled to be able to see all of the colors at once! The kits also fit into the drawers of this cart!

Honestly, I’ve admired these carts for years, but typically they are really pricey! Then my sister told me about Seville carts on Amazon. She had bought some of these as well as the others typically sold in crafts stores for quite a bit more, and while the dimensions pf the two brands are not identical (they are very close; you just can’t swap drawers between units), the quality is. I bought one to use for craft supplies, and my life was transformed! Here is how we are using this cart:

How to Store Craft Supplies for Children

Craft supplies label printable

I used my label maker to create labels for our cart, but I have also created a craft supplies label printable that you can use instead:

I included more items than we actually chose to put in our cart, because different people own different supplies. You would need at least two carts to fit all of these items comfortably!

The cart feels very stable, but I made it even more stable by putting heavier items (reams of paper) in the bottom, and lighter items on the top. We have it stashed in a corner of our living room, but it is light enough – even filled – to move around. I even took it outside to get some decent photos for this post since the downstairs portion of our house is a dark cave!

I love this simple way to store craft supplies for kids!

The kids love having such easy, organized access to their craft supplies. Three-year-old Anna is my only non-reading child. I thought about making picture labels for her benefit, but the drawers are designed so that you can see into them even when they are all closed, and she is happy enough to find and put away items that way.

Looking to fill your craft drawers? Here are some of my favorite craft supplies – they will all fit into these drawers:

How do you store your kids’ craft supplies? What is your favorite organization hack?

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

6 thoughts on “How to Store Craft Supplies for Kids”

  1. I need to sit down and actually FINISH my school room, it’s like 3/4 or 1/2 way done getting all cleaned up and prettified….

    My best organizational hack is plastic shoe boxes, they’re uniform size, so they stack well, and I like how easy it is to take them in and out.

  2. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    This looks like a great solution, especially for creative family like yours!

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