Children’s Art & Homework Station – How To Display Their “art”

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Creating a children's homework and art station - plus how to organize the art after they have created it.

Supplies:

  •   Rolling Drawer Cart
  •   Brother P-Touch Label Maker
  •   Binder
  •   Page Protectors

Did you know that January is National Organization month? I love that I have that challenge of getting my life in order during a specific time. I took this challenge to heart and got to work.

One of my biggest pet peeves is crayons and paper EVERYWHERE with absolutely nowhere to sit, eat dinner, play a game or have a snack. My kids would always get everything out first thing in the morning whether to catch up on homework before school or to draw a picture to pass the time before the bus comes. But once they ran out the house for the day I was left with art and homework supplies that all belong in different parts of the house. Sometimes I wonder how they got it out so fast because it can take me an hour to get it all put away.

Creating a children's homework and art station - plus how to organize the art after they have created it.

I had to come up with a  quick, easy and most of all convenient solution for all the chaos and mess. So I created our homework and art station that sits under the small overhand of the counter so everything gets nice and tucked away while still being close at hand for when the kids walk back in the door.

Creating a children's homework and art station - plus how to organize the art after they have created it.

I got a drawer cart that fit perfectly under our cabinet (once we cut off the top handles). I then used my new Brother P-Touch Label Maker to create labels for what goes in every single drawer. It’s perfect for Will who is just learning to read. It gives him a reason to read and sound out some new words. 

Creating a children's homework and art station - plus how to organize the art after they have created it.

I decided to let him help me create the labels. We started by picking his favorite font (we had to switch it up a few times!), a fun border and then I told him what words we were going to type out. He was excited to be able to help with it, and do a little hunt and peck for his typing.

Once all the labels were printed and cut, we both took turns labeling the drawers with what the contents were inside.

So, now what do you do once the kids have created all of their art or brought home finished homework? We have created art binders and they have been a complete lifesaver for me. 

 Creating a children's homework and art station - plus how to organize the art after they have created it.

The art binders are completely full of page protectors. The first page we also used the Brother labeler to create date tabs. I printed 2 2014 tabs, and 2 2015 tabs for each binder. Then I barely attach it to the front of the page, and place the second one in the same place to create a label.

Creating a children's homework and art station - plus how to organize the art after they have created it.

Then each time the kids create a new “art piece” they can either put it on the fridge or straight into the binder. It’s a perfect way to still have their masterpieces able to be viewed rather than in a big pile in some drawer.

Creating a children's homework and art station - plus how to organize the art after they have created it.

Brother is giving away a P-Touch label maker every day in January as well as a Grand Prize pack worth up to $2000.


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Comments

  1. Ugh, this is the next area I need to tackle…kids crafting items! Definitely going to use your inspiration when that happens, pinning!

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