Creating a craft room in your home is an excellent way to open your child’s creative mind while containing any messes they produce. Designating a room in your home for the sole purpose of completing art projects will provide you with a relaxing area to let your imagination run wild.
Protect the Flooring
If your future craft room is carpeted or has flooring you wish to protect, you will need to buy some kind of cover for it. Adhesive coated painter’s plastic is excellent for the job. You simply apply the plastic adhesive-side down and cover the entire area. Your floor will be prepared to withstand any kind of spill without creating an emergency situation.
Organizational Storage Furniture
Next, purchase several pieces organizational storage furniture; there are numerous products available on the market for organization. The best organizational furniture for a craft room composes of a stand with several lidless containers.
These containers provide easy access and organization for all of your craft supplies. They should be large enough to hold all of the supplies that you own for each craft. If you contain all of the supplies for a specific craft in one bin, you will prevent mixing supplies and make it easier to stay organized.
Install these organizational devices into your craft room and evaluate the amount of space you have left. Do you have enough room for a small table and chairs? Do you have enough space to house an easel or end table?
If you find that you do not have enough room for any additional furniture, do not fret. You and your children can simply create while sitting on the floor; however, it would be wise to purchase a few pillows to sit on to increase comfort. Make sure that these pillows can be completely destroyed without you caring.
Table and Chairs
If you do have enough room, it is a good idea to buy a small table and chairs to use while working on projects. The table will come in handy in numerous circumstances and should be placed conventionally within the room.
Now that you have laid out the furniture in your craft room, it is time to buy supplies and organize. The following is a short list including commonly used craft supplies that you may consider having in your craft room:
- Paint and brushes
- Colored construction paper
- Liquid glue and glue sticks
- Popsicle sticks
- Paper plates
- Pipe cleaners
- Stamps and ink
- Canvas or drawing paper
- Card-making supplies
The aforementioned supplies provide the craft room with endless possibilities and a foundation on which to expand. Use your organizational containers to arrange your supplies in a manner which visually makes sense to you.
Once you have organized your art supplies in the craft room it can be put to use. It would be a fun idea to use your art supplies to make decorations for the walls of your craft room. Let your imagination run wild and allow yourself to relax and think outside of the box.