Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More Organizing Tools

In my quest to achieve maximum organization throughout my home (Ha!) I recently made-over the craft cabinet. I purchased a few bins from the $$$ store and amazing things happened!  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a before photo. But trust me, things were shoved, crammed, and falling out! Now it it (almost) pure bliss. We are getting a little to big to fit in this little cabinet. 

In this cabinet I keep all of the craft items the children do not need permission (or supervision) to get out. They have free reign here. And they like that. I have put together a list of child friendly items that are perfect for them to get out on a rainy, bored, snowy day. 

  • Construction Paper
  • Paper plates
  • Dried beans (split peas are my fav. My grandmother always had those for me)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue sticks and Elmers glue
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Craft kits (martha stewart are good-so are foam craft kits from Michael's)
  • Clay, plastic knives, toothpicks (i don't leave play-doh in there b/c that need supervision!) :-)
  • Coloring books, crayons (I just purchased the twist-ups from Crayola-Love em!!!)
  • Foam stamps and washable markers (Have them rub the stamps with markers instead of ink pads)
  • Pencils, rulers, erasers, notebook paper
  • Stickers, foamies, gems
  • Washable water colors, water color paper
  • Child friendly scissors
  • Tissue paper and crepe paper (great for "stained glass and making flowers)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Child's Smock!
I hope this list helps and inspires you to create a cabinet of fun! If you have other items you use please share. And enjoy my "after" photos.

Tomorrow I will be showing you what else I used those photo boxes for. I love it and I am so excited! 

I am In Love with these bins from the $$$ store!

They really hold alot!

This little guys came in handy-pk of 3 from $$$ store

See, getting to big. But it works. Ha, see that jar of play-doh I don't allow, ya, um, so, I have no clue how it got there.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

It all looks so great. I may have to go to the $ store myself, I am in dire need of organization.

Anna Sophia said...

They have so many neat containers and such. But hurry, they are going fast! :-)