How to Organize Your Kids' Arts and Craft Supplies in a Cart
For kids, an afternoon making art is big fun-but it can also be a big mess, especially if they're into mixed media. To fuel creativity and keep your whole house from turning into a canvas, borrow this organizing idea. We transformed an IKEA utility cart into a mobile studio they can wheel around the playroom or outdoors by loading its shelves with tools for coloring and cutting, all stashed in washable, wipeable enamelware containers from Polder and Crow Canyon Home. Once your budding Basquiats wrap their projects, you can "ooh" and "ahh" and roll the whole shebang out of sight.
For self-service scrolls, enlist a deli fixture: A cutter (bottom shelf) lets kids safely unspool sheets as they please, and one tube may well last an entire childhood (or a good portion thereof).
Pictured: PartySwizzle.com Enamel Oval Utensil Holder, 11" by 7" by 6", in White, $24, partyswizzle.com.