I try to keep all sorts of creative materials in reach of the girls so that they can let loose whenever that creative mood strikes. I’ve stored them in a cute little bin tucked away inside of a cabinet in our bookcase in the kitchen. Even though it was easily accessible and at their level, they hardly tapped into that bin.
I decided I’d bring some of the items out from “hiding” and store them front and center so that the girls could use them regularly. I found super cute baskets at Target last year on clearance for only $3. I filled a basket with papers, stickers, scotch tape, a ruler, glue sticks, crayons, envelopes, and some pom-poms. On the kitchen table, I laid out an outdoor runner found on clearance for one dollar ($1!!!) from Marshalls and set the basket right on top.
No longer out of sight and out of mind.
Wondering why the runner was only a dollar?
Either the art basket or a large platter of fruit covers that right up. You would have never known if I didn’t show you. Make it work!