Monday, May 15, 2017

Creating An Art Cart For Your Tiny Artist...



We have a budding artist in our home.  She spends her days taking a white sheet of paper and turning it into masterpiece after masterpiece.   She loves to create art!  The picture below is often my daily view while little sister is napping and I am doing a few chores!  





The problem we kept running into was that she would pull out all the supplies and it would be strewn across the table and then at the end of the day we would have to put it all away and it kind of became a daily battle.  A friend of mine found this awesome cart at Target much like this one from Ikea and turned it into an art cart for her little girl!




We were sold!  All Vera had to do was it wheel it out of the pantry in our kitchen and pull it up to the table.  In no time flat she could get to work.   After we built the cart together in about 20 minutes time, we got to work organizing each of the shelves.


We designated the top shelf to hold all her most used supplies.  We got to work using dollar store containers to house all of her different supplies from glue, to her favorite pencils, markers, fun scissors and favorite crayons.  



The 2nd shelf held more supplies but things she didn't use as often.  Things like stickers, beads, dot paints, stamps and stamp pads as well as other crafty type supplies.






The bottom shelf then housed her coloring books, paint books and craft kids like this fashion one.  




All in all, it was a fun project to work on with her and she could not have been more excited!  We have lived with the cart for about 2 months and she is still as in love with it as the day we set it up.  It also is functioning great for us.  She just stows all of her supplies at the end of the day and is able to independently roll it back to the pantry!  






If you have a budding artist in your life, I highly suggest an art cart for your home.  Not only is it a functional project but so fun to work on together.  This would make a great present for a little artist in your life!





Now that we are in the art making business...the next thing we need to discuss is exactly how to display and store all that lovely work.  We have some tips and ideas on that so stay tuned :).  Where do you stow your art supplies for your kids?  Do you have a budding artist at your house?  




Until next time, keep on keeping on!  Everyday is a new opportunity to learn and grow right where you are!  You are a keeper and so glad you are here! 

xoxo #tribekoko,

 ERIN



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12 comments:

  1. I love this idea! Definitely going to do this for jack! Thanks for sharing

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  2. The art supplies could seriously take over our house. Maddi loves to do arts and crafts and even Guy is getting into it which makes me so happy. He needs all the help with fine motor he can get :) I love idea of an art cart. I try to keep mine contained in a little dresser that is in our dining room right by the table. I LOVE the cart! Happy Monday!

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  3. What a GREAT idea! I may have to do the same thing for my little artist! Because she sure can make a mess in no time flat!

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  4. I LOVE this!! Millie Jo loves to color & draw & would do it all day! Happy Monday, girl!

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  5. Oh, I love this. All of our art supplies are in a cupboard in the kitchen but it's so hard to get it in and out all the time. I wonder if this cart would fit in our coat closet?

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  6. I have always loved that cart from Ikea! I can't believe that Target has one almost identical to it! I love this!

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  7. I love this idea. I have the one from Ikea. I bought it with the intent to fill it with my cleaning supplies so I could just wheel it with my from room to room but it somehow ended up in my closet where it hold hair brushes/extra makeup/etc. I may need to buy a few more.

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  8. I love the art cart idea!! I've always wanted the one from Ikea but just don't have a good place to store it!

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  9. I love this idea! Art supplies or anything else, really, can fit on those carts! I have had an eye on a similar one from IKEA but I think this Target one would be a better fit for my apt.

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  10. I love the art cart! It's so fun and functional. And I love how much she loves art. :)

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  11. Thanks for the tip, Erin! I ordered one for summer for Max to use as a "quiet time" cart. My plan is to keep it on the screen in porch so I'm not toting art supplies and games in and out 24/7. Yahoo!

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