Organised kids colouring supplies

Hi friends! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. Today I’m sharing a little organising project I completed this weekend. At first I thought it was too small a space to dedicate an entire blog post to, but I always love finding out how other people tackle these little things. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration or motivation.

When we first moved into this house we stored all of the kids art supplies, colouring pencils, activity books and spare paper for drawing in the playroom with all their other toys. It didn’t take long to work out that this wasn’t the best idea. The boys preferred to do colouring out on the dining table or kitchen bench so they could be near us…and to be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about leaving them alone with textas!

So, I made space in our dining room sideboard for colouring books, crayons, pencils and the rest. I used a turntable for all the textas, crayons and pencils and a basket for colouring pages, books and spare paper for drawing. And then I never touched the space again…

It became such a mess that the kids couldn’t find anything they wanted! There were things I thought we had lost completely, but no…they were just lost in the mess.

This week I finally got around to tackling this mess. I took everything out and got rid of all the scrap bits of paper that had already been drawn on and the colouring books with no blank pages left.

I already had this turntable for the kids pens, pencils, textas and crayons so I just went through them and got rid of anything that didn’t work.

I bought these three containers from Ikea and used them for erasers and sharpeners, glue and scissors and little pencil crayons.

I got rid of the basket and instead used two paper dividers from TK Maxx to separate the different types of books and paper. It all works so much better now. It is so easy to see everything and put things back where they go.

How much better does it look now?! And I love that all these kids supplies are hidden away but easy for the kids to access whenever they want. I’ve had this little organising project on my to-do list for months and finally tackled it. First item checked off my July to-do list!


  1. I love how you’ve stored the books more horizontally on the bottom shelf – what a great idea! We’ve just put ours in some magazine holders to see if that helps keep ours organized. We have the same little turntable for our pens and pencils, it’s fantastic!

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