My daughter loves drawing! She could spend HOURS cutting paper, gluing, writing on chalkboards, coloring, and painting. I just knew our playroom needed a makeover to help her blossom with her art abilities.
I decided to revamp our playroom and create a art space for my little ones. The kids had an “art table” in their playroom, but the area really just became a junk spot.
The room layout wasn’t conducive for playing nor did it channel creativity. One of the main things I wanted to include was a chalkboard area — somewhere they could easily draw and erase when complete. We have a jar on the table that includes crayons and pencils which allows them to use the basket full of coloring books and loose paper to draw and design. This designated area is also perfect for homework competition!
Tips for creating art space for kids in your home:
Keep It Simple
We tend to overthink and over complicate our kids space. Keep it simple! Think paper, crayons, glue, markers, and paint.
Display Their Artwork
Every child loves to see their work up on the board. Find magnets or push pins to use or simply tape them to the wall so they can see their designs. You can also take photos of their pictures and frame them. This is a easy way to change them out as they grow.
Choose Your Space Wisely
Choose an area your kids enjoy being in. Avoid sticking the art desk in the corner of a room no one ever goes in. My kids use their playroom almost everyday and we all spend time in the room as a family as well. A small kitchen desk or even a corner in the family room would be a great space for the kids to get involved in the arts while still being around the family.
If you recall my post on my favorite Etsy page you know just how much I love HouseofCrazi letters! I had to partner with them for the “EXPLORE” letters. Nancy is the owner and creator behind this awesome company. I love supporting other moms! The best thing about these letters is how light they are. I feel they’re safer than hanging real wood or some other heavy material over your little ones heads. They are easy to hang up (perfect since we currently rent our home– easily put up with Command strips and can take them with us once our house is built)
We chose the 8″ letters which fit perfectly between the two windows in our playroom. I also used Amazon for our:
Good luck with revamping your playroom area or creating the perfect art space for your little ones.