My toddler is getting to the age of real arts and crafts (finally!), so we’re looking into a more organized space for all of his crayons and paints and construction paper. Whether you have an entire play room or just a small corner, you can create an imaginative, accessible, keep-’em-busy-for-hours art space for your kids.
Here are 8 inspiring spaces for your kids to create art:
1. DIY Art Center
See step-by-step directions on how to make your own affordable (and compact!) paper art station.
2. Affordable Art Space
You can see exactly how affordable this IKEA-made art center is — designed to be toddler friendly but baby proofed.
3. Armoire Makeover
Turn an old armoire into an art space! The drawers and shelves are perfect for storing supplies and toys, and the inside doors can display their creations. The best part? When your kids aren’t creating and crafting, just close the doors for a mess-free look.
4. Creativity Center
We showed you this room when we were talking about unique ways to display kids’ art, but let’s focus on the actual art station. A low-lying table with hanging crayon-holding cups make the art space accessible and convenient, and the hanging wire makes it easy to string up wet masterpieces.
5. Store Bought
This entire workstation is available at The Container Store ($630.27), which can grow from art time to homework time.
6. Smart Storage
Turn any kid’s table into an art station with this simple storage craft made from a child’s apron.
7. Art Nook
Turn an ordinary kid’s closet into an art table.
8. Simple and Basic
Here’s another store-bought idea from The Container Store ($376.89)