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    Default Quesiton for the super organised Mums (& Dads)

    How on earth do you store your children's craft supplies??

    DD1 (3.5) loves her craft so much, and every day she wants to do some version of it.

    At the moment we just have it chucked in a cheap cupboard in our sunroom, but it is such a mess and I'm wanting to organise it properly.

    What do you do?

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    A stack of those 4 plastic drawers from the cheap shops.

    Textas and pencils etc in one.
    Paint in another.
    Paper and colouring books in another.
    Random bits in the other draw.

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    Thanks mystical mumma.

    I should have mentioned that my DD has enough craft stuff to fill at least two shelves of a decent sized pantry.

    *insert blushing emoticon*

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    We have craft trolley we picked up cheap from gum tree, it's on wheels so when it's not being used we have it stored in the garage, then just wheel it out when they want to do craft. It looks kind of like this - http://www.teaching.com.au/product?K...Y_ALIAS=TF0112 except ours is wooden, there is a guy on gumtree that makes them in the Brisbane area.

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    2 shelves in a cupboard, in recycled containers.

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    I keep mine in the spare room in plastic boxes, with one for glue & pasting, one for painting and one for playdough. Chalk stays outside and colouring things are on a high shelf near their play table.

    Still its so damn hard to keep it all organised esp since I'm a terrible hoarder and hate throwing out anything that could be used, cardboard boxes, scraps of coloured paper, birthday cards etc.

    Drowning in 'stuff'

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    We do all craft/painting etc. on the back verandah and everything is stored in tubs out there.

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    Plastic drawers in the linen cupboard, they are affectionately known as "the doodle drawers" in honour of Mr Maker. I use the big platic fruit containers to separate stuff out (eg pom poms, feathers, stickers, beads etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    We do all craft/painting etc. on the back verandah and everything is stored in tubs out there.
    oh i'm jealous... i so wish i had an outside area for craft! Its so much easier than trying to contain the mess!

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    There are some great ideas here! thanks everyone


 

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