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The 7 Best Crayon Storage Ideas for Kids – Where to store those art supplies

The 7 Best Crayon Storage Ideas for Kids – Where to store those art supplies

Looking for some awesome and effective crayon storage ideas for your kids? Then keep reading for a few organizational ideas!

Yup, it’s finally happened! Your kids are able to master those fine motor skills and now have pencils, glitter, markers, and crayons everywhere. Yay( not really).

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Crayon Storage Ideas for Kids – Where to store those art supplies

Instead of hiding all these coloring supplies created to inspire your little ones, let’s come up with a few ways to store those crayons.

To a kid, owning a crayon or ten is probably the best thing while to us parents we see it as a weapon that wreaks havoc. But like I said before, I am going to be sharing a few storage solutions that both you and those little hands will love.

Before we list out all the great tips and crayon storage ideas, first things first- rules.

Crayon Storage Ideas Rule #1: Accessibility

If you want your kids to store their crayons correctly and neatly, then you need to ensure that whatever storage solution you have easy access to. Sure all those cute lathes and drawers look great but those are better reserved for an adult craft room.

Want your kids to help you keep the place clean? Ensure that the storage container is in an accessible place.

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Rule #2: Keep it Simple

There are so many storage ideas out there. But to make this blog post quick and to the point, simple is better than nothing at all. Don’t get stuck in Pinterestland and end up with a mess in your home.

Rule #3 Be mindful of your space

If you do not have space for a full-on craft room or large craft cabinet, don’t purchase one in the hopes that you can make it work. Respect the amount of space you have- whether it be a small space or large.

Okay ready for all the fun and easy ways to store those crayons? These can be purchased via Amazon through the link below or even hit up your local craft or dollar store.

7 Crayon Storage Ideas

1. Crayon Organizer

Yes, this is a legit product. Some are rectangular, others are square. Some are round while others swivel. Check out a few of the options for craft storage ideas below.

 Crayola Round Storage Organizer – Creative Kids Desk Organizer With 5 Sections For Storing Pens, Pencils, Crayons And Other School/Office Supplies, Red, Kids 3+ YearsCrayola Round Storage Organizer - Creative Kids Desk Organizer With 5 Sections For Storing Pens, Pencils, Crayons And Other School/Office Supplies, Red, Kids 3+ Years Teacher Created Resources Polka Dot Buckets & Caddy Set, (9487)Teacher Created Resources Polka Dot Buckets & Caddy Set, (9487)

 

2. Lazy Suzan DIY

If you do feel as if you can handle a DIY project, then simply purchase a lazy Susan, a few plastic cups (enough to sit on the lazy Suzan comfortably), and glue them together with some glue,

You can even get your kids to paint the cups with some acrylic paint.

3. Door Shoe Organizer

I have never been a fan of the door shoe organizing method and I have a pretty small home. Nevertheless, this is a pretty quick way to organize crayons and other art materials for your kids.

 24 Pockets – SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Gray (64” x 19”)24 Pockets - SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Gray (64'' x 19'') Richards Homewares Over The Door Shoe Organizer, 26-Pocket, Clear VinylRichards Homewares Over The Door Shoe Organizer, 26-Pocket, Clear Vinyl

 

4. Shower Caddies

Shower caddies are the perfect craft supply storage for kids. Once again, you can have each of your children paint their own caddie. All you have to do is purchase plain white ones.

 madesmart Small Soft Grip Tote – Frost, Grey | BATH COLLECTION | 2-Compartments | Thick Handle for Carry-comfort | Multi-use Storage for Bath and Beauty Accessories | BPA-Freemadesmart Small Soft Grip Tote - Frost, Grey | BATH COLLECTION | 2-Compartments | Thick Handle for Carry-comfort | Multi-use Storage for Bath and Beauty Accessories | BPA-Free Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy for College Dorm Room Essentials, Hanging Portable Shower Tote Bag Toiletry for Bathroom AccessoriesAttmu Mesh Shower Caddy for College Dorm Room Essentials, Hanging Portable Shower Tote Bag Toiletry for Bathroom Accessories

 

5. Art Cart

If you have space, then an art cart can be the perfect way to store crayons. Just be sure to have a clear bin or three for smaller items as well as small containers. Also aim to find one with a drawer to hold all the coloring books and pages they may have.

 VARMHUS 3-Tier Rolling Utility Cart, Multifunction Storage Cart with Wheels,Easy Assembly Craft Art Rolling Utility Cart for Kitchen, Bathroom, Office, Coffee Bar (Blue)VARMHUS 3-Tier Rolling Utility Cart, Multifunction Storage Cart with Wheels,Easy Assembly Craft Art Rolling Utility Cart for Kitchen, Bathroom, Office, Coffee Bar (Blue) Storage Trolley Cart – 3 Tier Rolling Utility Organizer Rack, Craft Art Cart, Multi-Purpose Organizer Shelf, Tower Rack Serving Trolley for Office Bathroom Kitchen Kids’ Room Laundry Room, WhiteStorage Trolley Cart - 3 Tier Rolling Utility Organizer Rack, Craft Art Cart, Multi-Purpose Organizer Shelf, Tower Rack Serving Trolley for Office Bathroom Kitchen Kids’ Room Laundry Room, White DESIGNA 3-Tier Rolling Cart, Utility Cart with Handle, Extra 3 Storage Accessories, Removable Pegboard, Easy Assembly Craft Carts for Kitchen, Bathroom, Office, Metal, WhiteDESIGNA 3-Tier Rolling Cart, Utility Cart with Handle, Extra 3 Storage Accessories, Removable Pegboard, Easy Assembly Craft Carts for Kitchen, Bathroom, Office, Metal, White Honey-Can-Do 3-Tier Rolling Teacher’s Activity Cart CRT-03477 Rolling cart, 3 Tier Rolling cart, Rolling Craft cartHoney-Can-Do 3-Tier Rolling Teacher's Activity Cart CRT-03477 Rolling cart, 3 Tier Rolling cart, Rolling Craft cart Seville Classics 3-Tier UltraDurable Commerical-Grade Heavy-Duty NSF-Certified Service Utility Storage Cart, 16.7Seville Classics 3-Tier UltraDurable Commerical-Grade Heavy-Duty NSF-Certified Service Utility Storage Cart, 16.7

 

6. Pencil Box

When I was in high school SPACEMAKER boxes were the rage. If you want a no-fuss way to store those crayons, simply opt for a sturdy pencil box. Maybe even have them pick the design so that it feels more personal.

 Large Capacity Pencil Box, Bright Color Multi Purpose Pencil Box, Durable Plastic Pencil Box, Office Supplies Storage Organizer Box, Brush Painting Pencils Storage Box(3 Colors 3 Pack)Large Capacity Pencil Box, Bright Color Multi Purpose Pencil Box, Durable Plastic Pencil Box, Office Supplies Storage Organizer Box, Brush Painting Pencils Storage Box(3 Colors 3 Pack) Sterilite Pencil Box with Splash Tint Lid (17224812),MulticolorSterilite Pencil Box with Splash Tint Lid (17224812),Multicolor Gamenote Assorted Colors Plastic Pencil Case Box with Lid Snap Closure, Large Capacity School Supplies Storage Organizer Box for Kids (3 Colors 6 Pack)Gamenote Assorted Colors Plastic Pencil Case Box with Lid Snap Closure, Large Capacity School Supplies Storage Organizer Box for Kids (3 Colors 6 Pack)

 

7. Craft Projects

If you would love to do a cute craft project then feel free to go that route with your kids. There are so many different options to choose from! All you need are the common tools:

  • scrapbook paper or construction paper,
  • scissors,
  • glue sticks
    and you can create a new home for those crayons in no time.
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Added Bonus Tips

If you have a label maker, then label a few of the different art storage containers!

Own a filing cabinet, place all those extra craft supplies in a few mason jars and store them there!

 DEVAISE 3 Drawer Wood Mobile File Cabinet, Rolling Filing Cabinet for Letter/A4 Size, WhiteDEVAISE 3 Drawer Wood Mobile File Cabinet, Rolling Filing Cabinet for Letter/A4 Size, White VASAGLE Rolling File Cabinet, Mobile Office Cabinet on Wheels, with 2 Drawers, Open Shelf, for A4, Letter Size, Hanging File Folders, Industrial Style, Rustic Brown and Black UOFC71XVASAGLE Rolling File Cabinet, Mobile Office Cabinet on Wheels, with 2 Drawers, Open Shelf, for A4, Letter Size, Hanging File Folders, Industrial Style, Rustic Brown and Black UOFC71X