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Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing my kids’ art room if you’d like to see! I really wanted to give the boys a place to learn, explore, create, and have fun! But as they get older, we seem to accumulate SO MUCH STUFF. I found it necessary to create a room with storage and work spaces to support their creativity and learning.
The desks are reminiscent of old school desks, giving them a place for their stuff (and so it’s not scattered all over the place). I found mine on Amazon, but Pottery Barn Kids has similar ones in stock right now.
Giving them a shared work space/table allows us all to work together on a project.
Organizing their stuff into categories helps to keep the clutter at bay (although I have to regularly go in and reorganize, they are getting better at it). For instance, we have a place where all of the supplies are kept.
There’s another shelf that contains non-fiction books and science-related books and projects. One of the shelves is dedicated to toys we use to build stuff.
Games and puzzles are as organized as they can be. Plastic bins on the shelves help to keep the books more readily accessible and easy to find.
Multiple places to display recent artwork is great – there are clipboards on the wall making it easy to swap new artwork for old. There are also magnetic strips (again, making it easy to post new artwork).
The rug is an indoor/outdoor rug made of polypropylene so it’s easy to clean if they spill paint. Most importantly, I’m trying to teach them that everything has a place and we should always respect our things and put them back where they belong.
The drawer towers are labeled with subjects so at least the older one can read where things should go. And I keep the supplies stocked so it’s easy to pull out a project or put one away.
I am also loving the chalkboard wall I painted! The idea is to write inspirational quotes about learning, being brave, creating, being grateful, making mistakes/artwork, etc. It’s also fun to label certain areas of the room and the boys can decorate it whenever they want!
World Map Fabric Wall Decal: Vicky Barone Designs on Etsy.
I used the wall opposite the chalkboard to display one of my own designs! This world map is a fabric wall decal and you can find it here in my Etsy shop. It’s a sturdy and super colorful map that is easy to remove and re-position!
Chalkboard Easel: Melissa and Doug.
There’s my little tour! I hope it inspired you to make space for creativity! I’ve listed the product links below if you’d like to see where some of the furniture and art came from. Enjoy!
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