This morning I set up a new art station in the play room for the twins.

It was important that this art station contain a large variety of items, not just coloring books and crayons.  I wanted them to be able to try a number of different crafts and develop their skills with matching games, cutting, and other activities too.

I placed old jars in a storage box and filled them with markers, crayons, pencils, glitter glue and scissors.  Then added some stencils, a ruler, stamps, glue, and a sharpener too. 

Children's art supplies holder

A little paint and scrapbook paper with a mod podge covered an old wooden napkin holder which I could now use to hold coloring books, sticker books, preschool books, blank paper pads and other assorted books for them to work on their folding, cutting, and other skills.

art station for kids

Marisol's favorite book of the day: Let's Cut Paper! (Kumon First Steps Workbooks)

Kumon Let's Cut Paper

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Jennifer M. February 12, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Ooh I love this!! I wish i had kids so i could set up an art corner for them. 😉 maybe next time i see my nephews, I can make one for them.

[email protected] February 17, 2011 - 4:43 pm

I love your art station and want to set it up at my home too. Thanks for the idea.

maggy, red ted art February 18, 2011 - 2:44 am

Oh that is a great post – it is fabulous to make “art” every day and “easy”. Lovely!

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Lovely to see you there!!!


[email protected] April 21, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Happened upon your post while investigating terrariums – so wonderfully sweet! As a preschool teacher I am going to recommend that families take a look at your site for your wonderful “Everyday Art Station” – this should be a requirement in every home (for adults and children alike): simple, organized and open-ended. A great way to stimulate creativity in anyone; thank you!

Tonya Staab April 23, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Thank you so much.  I agree, every child needs a little something set up that they can use during quiet time.  I love that I don't have to set it up each day and they can now tidy it up at the end of the day because they know where each item goes.


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