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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

WFMW- My Greatest Hit

This week for WFMW, we are going with a greatest hits theme. If you missed this the first time, here is my tip on how to organize kids craft items. Enjoy!

My two girls are very crafty. Not sneaky crafty, but artsy crafty. They love to do any kind of art project. I found that their art projects were taking over my house! And because they love to do them so much, everybody began to give them cute art projects for gifts, which we love to do but we couldn't get a handle on the mess.

Luckily, my dear hubby is a much better organizer than I, and he came up with the idea of using these office organizers for the girls craft stuff. There is one in each corner of our eat-in kitchen. This one is labeled for crayons, glue, stickers, crayons, coloring books, and all types of paper products:

This one holds all the craft kits we have received. At any given time when they are bored they can go get modeling clay, make sand art, create their own soap, or create a Spot (one of their favorites). Of course their is much more in the drawers and I'm sure they can list every item in there but you get the picture!
The main thing is they have freedom to craft and clean up-YEAH! Here is Abby's latest creation that she made Sunday afternoon. Alyssa was over at the grandparent's house with Dad so Abby made this for her. Any guesses what it is?
It's a music stand! She made it out of construction paper rolled up. It will actually raise and lower. How about that? The green piece is folded up to hold the sheet music.
Here you can see the back that she reinforced with a plastic knife because her sheet music kept flopping backwards :) LOL! I think that's pretty crafty for 7- years-old! Watch out Martha Stewart!

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Lomagirl said...

Great idea. I'm going nuts with the craft stuff.

Melanie said...

I love it. I have got to get my crafts more organized!
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VE said...

Neat idea. Funny how kids sort of grow out of that; my kids are 11 and 13 and they're more into make elaborate drawings on the computer or SIM worlds. Much harder to get them to actually do something hands on now...

Bob Cleveland said...

You a fan of Rocks In My Dryer? She's a PW fan, too.