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Tips for Organizing Art and Craft Supplies

Organizing art and craft supplies can be a creative endeavor in its own right. You can have fun with it as long as you observe a few basic rules:

  • Art supplies are best stored in a cool, dark place.
  • Storing the items out-of-reach or within reach (depending on the item).
  • Be sure that caps and containers are closed so the materials do not degrade or dry out.
  • Organize the art supplies in some logical way (new separated used and/or markers separated from crayons, etc.).

You can use a drawer, box, or cupboard to store your art supplies. We also recommend that you consider using additional cases or compartments for storage within the art supply storage area.

We do not recommend spending a lot of money on your art supply storage project. Here are some cost-conscious ideas:

  • Reuse old stuff around the home, such as shoe boxes, toilet roll cardboard cores, and cardstock paper.
  • Check out local thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets for low-cost storage ideas.
  • Not quite perfect? How can you make imperfect perfect? Get your creative juices flowing!

The neurodiverse parent or child might want something so perfectly organized that colors must sit in a perfect order and size range, while a more chaotic mind might enjoy something less perfect.

Overall, just be sure that your art supplies are kept safely and securely and they last for many art projects. 

Lastly, please buy your art supplies from Color Swell.  See our store here.