Kids Homework & Craft Desk

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kids craft and homework station

One of my favorite parts of having my own office in my house is that almost daily I have my little ones coming in and asking if they can help. Although a lot of what I do can’t be done by a 4 and 5 year old, we are quick to come up with some sort of solution. Whether it’s working on homework by my side, or creating some new artistic masterpiece to be hung in the dining room for all to gawk over, they love to be creating and working side by side with me. 

kids craft and homework station

So when we redid my office/craft room (more on that coming soon!) I knew that I wanted to create a work space just for them when they come and want to hang out in the office with me. I wanted to create a spot where they can do their wonderful art projects, homework in the afternoons or just pull out the tablet and play a game in the same room as me….but I wanted them to have their OWN SPACE.

kids craft and homework station

I refinished an old school desk and I’m absolutely in love with how it turned out. Maybe the best $6 ever spent at our local thrift store! We already had a shoe organizer hanging on the wall from when I did the homeschooling thing during preschool, and it’s full of a TON of preschool packs from Over The Big Moon that always keep the kids busy and entertained. So I figured I would put the desk right by this so it was easily accessible while they are sitting at their new desk.

With both of them learning things like days of the week recently, i thought it would be fun to use a $1 pack above the desk that has a Today Is, Yesterday Was and Tomorrow Will Be spot for them to fill in the blank. 

I also tried to stock their station with anything/everything they will need. So we headed to Walmart and threw a million things into the cart; scissors for each kid, pens, pencils and dry erase markers, LOTS OF Scotch® Brand TAPE (so much cleaner than glue, am i right?!) crayons galore and inside the desk we have colored paper, notebooks, tracing papers and a plastic sleeve for them to go inside.

kids craft and homework station

The kids have already had so much fun in their new space. The other day I walked in and had to take a picture of William as he was taping paper upon paper upon paper….

kids art

I love watching their imagination, even when it is just a bunch of paper. He was so proud of this creation and showed everyone that came over that day!!!

I can’t wait to have this spot for them to do their homework, and we even have William’s daily task lists on Post-it® notes across the top of their desk (I love printing on Post-it® notes!) so he can always stay on task and know what needs to be done each day when he gets home from school.

kids homework and craft desk
Make sure you head to Walmart’s stationary section (or seasonal) to pick up all of the fabulous supplies you’ll need to create a homework/craft area for your kids.

tape at Walmart

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  1. What a great homework area!

  2. This space turned out so amazing! I absolutely love it! ~ Client

  3. What a fun little work station! That’s so funny that your son tapes paper to paper; my 3 year old does that too! I love all the bright colors you’ve added I’m sure your kids have so much fun “working” here.

  4. I LOVE this visual schedule you have going! My son has special needs and one of the ways he learns is through visual cues. He is always asking “what’s next”, you’ve given me some great ideas!

  5. I love this. Now having two in school I need to make them a place where they can do their homework and have visual cues of their day.

  6. I love the thought of them having their own space

  7. This is too cute! I definitely wish I had one of these when I was younger 😀

  8. What an inspiring place to be creative! Love the colors!!

  9. What a great work space station!

  10. I love this!! I love that he has his own little space to create too 🙂

  11. I love that space! I am hoping to have a work space for my kiddos in our new house I have SO much planning to do!

  12. That is the cutest workspace. My children used to work at the kitchen table but now that they are older they have been asking for something like this.

  13. Love your thrift-store redo. Great job! Question about the little green squares on his desk–are they postits? I like how you have the daily schedule there visually. Are you writing those for every day, or is it printed from the computer?

  14. This is seriously SO adorable! Love it! Thank you for sharing and I’m definitely going to try and add some of these to my own space.

  15. What a great way to help make learning and homework fun! We have a homework station set up in our home and my Kiddies love feeling like that have their own dedicated space and feel like it’s their own little office…

  16. I remember those desks when my teens were little. Now I have one I painted and she has everything she needs or I need in those drawers.

  17. Oh how fun, Love the homework and craft station, this will be perfect for my daughter. What a great idea, thanks for sharing

  18. Haha, I love this! My daughter told me just yesterday she was going to spend the day working just like me. I told her that her work was school work, so she sat down with her toy computer, an iPad, several books, a notebook and pens, coloring books, etc and she did spend quite a bit of the day hanging out with me while we both worked. She even wrote a book. It was pretty awesome.

  19. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  20. These ideas are really cute! They also look easy to pull off. Thanks for sharing!

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