Tucked under a cabinet in my kitchen, there are a host of art supplies. It is so handy to have the basics–crayons, glue, paper, scissors, stamps, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric scraps–right there. My girls have easy access to the things they need for a quick project or just to pass some time, like that painful half hour before dinner.
Other supplies for more complex projects are in the basement, and the super messy stuff (glitter, anyone?) is all stashed up high. But having a cabinet full of the basics right there where we’re all hanging out anyway is fantastic. The girls are empowered to create because these are all things they can access any time they like. Having the materials organized into separate containers is great too. Note the reuse of peanut butter jars and wipes boxes; it doesn’t have to be fancy to work.
This art cabinet helps my girls incorporate art into their lives every single day.
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