How To Create an Art Space for Little Kids

collage of art space images with text overlay: Creating & Organizing Awesome Art Spaces for Little KidsThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, see my disclosures here.

A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

I spent lots of time brainstorming anything and everything you could possibly imagine about putting together an art space for little kids. We’re not even going to get into how many hours I spent on Pinterest in the process, but I digress. Yep, I definitely wanted to. Heck, maybe I needed to. After all, what little kid wouldn’t totally love having an art space of their own?

Let’s talk about the process of putting together an art space for little kids, shall we?

It wasn’t all that long ago that I spent some time doing just that. You know, because a certain little someone’s stash is starting to rival mine. Lol…

preschooler playing with letter cookie cutters in play dough
I really wanted to get all of his stuff together and organized, so off we went to target to look for a brand-spankin’-new bookshelf. We actually ended up with two when it was all said and done, but that’s a story for another day.

preschooler's art space with cube bookshelf filled with sensory materials, paint, games and art supplies
Here’s a look at the space as a whole. That cute white basket on the floor was also from Target and holds all of our daily discovery bags from Mother Goose Time, which is the backbone of our Preschool curriculum this year. I love that everything we need for each day is ready to go.

white wicker basket filled with daily discovery bags from Mother Goose Time
For around $12, I seriously couldn’t help myself. I thought it was the perfect solution for sorting and storing both the current month’s stuff as well as any extras we saved from the last few months.

If we don’t get through all of the daily discovery bags for a particular month, I save whatever we have left over for when we’re looking for a quick + easy art project and/or science activity.

shelf filled with containers of organized art and craft supples
All of the little guy’s crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc. are organized into containers and of course his stamps are in the wooden tray. Each month, we add the new shape stamp too. We have lots of stamps and he uses them all the time.

cd player and craft supplies on shelf
I bought a CD player a while back too. Mother Goose Time sends us so much awesome stuff and for the first few months, we forgot all about the Dance ‘n Beats CD’s. I know, I know. There are only so many hours in a day, though.

galvanized bin filled with craft supplies
I found these galvanized locker baskets at Michael’s and use them for organizing miscellaneous craft supplies and paints. If you look closely, you might even notice our pocket cube. Every month, Mother Goose Time sends up new letter and photo cards.

wire basket full of tempera paint
The little guy seriously loves his new art space and of course Mother Goose Time. And this mama loves keeping everything organized. As if that’s a surprise, right? Lol… Maybe you want to put together an art space for little kids too? Get creative with it. You can totally do this!

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