Look! Art Table Organization

Look! Art Table Organization

Janie Lee
Feb 18, 2009

Ohdeedoh reader Jessica wrote in to share how she organized her daughter's art table. She said: Inspired by the tips from the "Good Questions" post on organizing craft supplies, I decided to finally tackle my 3-year-old daughter's art/activity table, which is in the corner of our dining room. The table needed to serve as both an eating area, and an arts and crafts spot. My goal was to have the basics out (paper, crayons, pencils, etc.) available, organized, accessible, and up off the surface of the table so she has more room. So far so good!

Jessica used IKEA ingredients to create this activity center:

- Kritter children's table
- Kroken rail (originally meant for the kitchen - it's magnetic, which allowed for the hook to hang the safety scissors on)
- Bygel wire basket (stores completed artwork to be emptied and sorted when full)
- 2 Kroken pails (originally meant to be cutlery baskets)

The caddy sitting on the table used to be our mail organizer. It's perfect for holding and organizing all sorts of papers - stickers, paper for cutting up into collages, watercolor paper, colored paper, etc. This can fit easily under the table when more surface area is needed. The pictures and artwork on the wall are stuck with poster putty (a very popular tool in our house.) Hope this inspires others!

Thanks, Jessica!

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