My six year old daughter LOVES to draw. She will happily spend hours at her art table creating masterpieces. I wanted to tidy up her art space and give her “a place for everything and everything in it’s place”. We have two small lidded plastic bins for her piles of colouring books and art creations. This is also where we’ve been stowing her pencils, crayons, scissors and whatnaught. The problem is, the bins are quite full. So, for example, to find her scissors she would have to dump out the whole bin and sort through the papers.
So I came up with this set up, which not only gives her a special place to store her pencil box and scissors, but also a spot for displaying her current favourite piece of artwork.
Now when it comes time for clean up, it’s a snap because she knows exactly where everything goes.
How I did it…
The plastic pencil box was 99cents at Target. A fabric pencilcase with a loop for hanging would work just as easily. Everything else I used here is 3M Command brand, from a box full of goodies they sent me at the start of the new school year. Starting at the top left and going counterclock wise, it’s a utensil hook, three clear mini-hooks and and five clear decorating clips. The decorating clips are the type that you use to hold cords in place when stringing holiday lights or the like. I carefully measured and marked the wall in pencil to get the right size to hold a letter size piece of paper. The way the clips are positioned my daughter can easily slip her artwork in and out on her own. Bonus: Because everything is 3M Command brand I know I can easily remove or re-position it all, without ruining the walls.
What about you folks…. Come up with any unique ways to display your kids art work? or What’s the most creative use you’ve come up with for cord clips?