I've previously shared the storage solution we have for kids' art and sensory materials. It's been working great, but it was missing a little something.
A little pretty.
Here's the new bookshelf:
Amazing what some spray paint ($3), chalkboard contact paper (maybe 1/16 of $7) and a chalk marker ($8) can do.
|Large plastic bin holds scraps and works in progress.|
|The chalk marker works great straight on plastic, so I didn't have to stick a chalkboard label to the black play clothes bin (a repurposed dishwashing tub).|
A new utensil caddy from Ikea ($3) corrals tools.
I cut construction paper and foam sheets into quarters for small-scale art. They're stored in painted drawer organizing baskets from Wal-Mart ($1/2).
A magazine holder from Target's Dollar Spot ($1) holds paper.
Sensory materials are stored in plastic jars (lids painted) from Wal-Mart ($2/ea).
The small art supplies are held in food storage containers (with painted lids) from Wal-Mart ($2/4). I drew my own template and cut chalkboard labels from the chalkboard contact paper. These labels would run about $5/12 on Etsy, but making them myself, they cost maybe 2-5 cents each. And I didn't even need an expensive vinyl-cutting machine to make them! ;)
A CD storage crate purchased on clearance from Wal-Mart ($1) holds socks and sunblock for outdoor play.