Friday, October 24, 2008
Basket of Art
Ever since Hosanna and Caleb were old enough to grasp a crayon in their hands, where to store them when not in use has always been a challenge. I encourage my children to color and draw almost anytime they like (right before we leave the house is one exception!), and I like to have supplies within easy reach. I've used plastic containers with snap lids. Boxes. Pails. Here is my latest container-a basket found in Wal-Mart's bathroom supply aisle! I like my containers to be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical, of course! It rests on my kitchen counter just a few feet away from where they sit and create. It has the essentials-crayons, colored pencils, fancy scissors, and pencil crayons, all in their own compartment. Easy to reach, easy to put away. There are other supplies in a nearby drawer, out of sight. Until we get our school cabinet completed, this will do. Hosanna and Caleb also have their own art boxes, full of various craft supplies such as stickers, feathers, yarn, popsicle sticks, pom-poms, and so on. They can use whatever they want from their container, and it all goes back when they are done. They love it, and I'm happy to encourage their creativity!