Kids love to craft. It’s a great way for them to express themselves and learn new skills. But where are the best places to do crafts with kids? Here are some of our recommendations:
Kids’ arts and crafts can happen anywhere.
Kids arts and crafts can happen anywhere. If you have a place to store the supplies, there is no need to be tied down to one location. Your kitchen table is a great space as long as you have room on it for your kids to sit. The dining room table is another good option that may be more spacious than the kitchen table and can be better suited to larger families.
The kitchen table is a great place for arts and crafts.
Kitchen tables are a great place to do crafts. They’re big and sturdy, so they can accommodate all kinds of materials, from paint to clay. And because they’re usually in the center of the home (or at least within easy reach), they’re easy to supervise. Plus, kitchen tables have plenty of room for all the materials needed for your project and are usually easily cleaned up afterward, so you can use them right away again!
If you want to get a little more creative with your table, try adding some colorful vinyl to the top. This will help protect the wood against stains and spills, while also providing a fun new look! You could also add some cute felt or paper placemats to keep things clean while allowing kids’ artwork to be displayed proudly in your home.
A kid’s desk and chair can be used for crafts as well as homework.
Kids can do crafts at their desks, as well as homework. A desk is a great place to set up a craft station because you can fit a lot of stuff on it and not take over the whole room. Since it’s where they do their homework, they won’t have to get up and run around, which means less mess all around your house. This location is also great for an art kit box (such as our Signature Architecture Activity Box) as your child can blend the activities of art and homework into an overall enjoyable and enriching experience.
The dining room table is perfect for group crafting parties.
The dining room table is a perfect place to do crafts. It’s big enough for multiple kids, it’s at a good height, and it’s easy to clean. Plus, you can use the table for other things when you’re finished with your craft project! This is also a great place for the whole family to get involved: work on a project together, bond over activities like watercolor or even host a princess party. Let your imaginations run free!
Outdoor spaces such as driveways are perfect for kids’ crafts due to easy cleaning.
If you have access to an indoor/outdoor space such as a garage or even a front porch or patio, this is probably an ideal spot for crafts because of its size and clean-ability. Anywhere that is easily cleaned and has plenty of room for your kids to spread out is perfect!
Outside is also a great place for your child to explore art in a more creative sense, as art can make way for creative play. An activity box like our Jumbo Creative Play Activity Box can help your child explore a wide range of mediums and activities in a carefree environment.
Storing arts and crafts
Storage is vital for kids’ crafts. It helps keep things organized and makes cleanup easier, as well as organizing supplies. If you don’t have enough storage space, consider storing some of the materials in a bin underneath or beside your craft table so that they are visible to your child but also out of reach.
Another option is to store supplies in boxes or containers on shelves behind or next to the table so that everything is accessible when needed. When using this method, have children use only one box at a time—or even better yet, one type of container—so they learn how to organize things themselves rather than rely on you doing it for them.
You can turn any space into a craft station by setting up a “craft area” in a cupboard or chest.
If you have a small space and want to keep your craft supplies organized, consider turning an old chest or dresser into a portable craft station. Make sure to use one that’s sturdy so it doesn’t tip over while you’re working on it. Alternatively, if you have a desk or table in your room already, all the items you need are already there!
If storage and mobility are both important to you, try making a rolling cart that can be easily moved around the house (with wheels!). The bottom shelf will hold plastic bins filled with art supplies and other things like scissors or glue sticks.
A rolling cart makes for a fantastic mobile workstation.
When you’re working with your child, there are few things more convenient than having your supplies organized in an easily accessible and portable way. A rolling cart makes for a fantastic mobile workstation that can be used anywhere from the kitchen to the garage to the art room. With one of these handy carts at your disposal, your kids will be able to keep their materials close and tidy.
Make sure you have plenty of space for everything. We like to use a rolling cart as our project station, so we can move it around easily and leave it out for other kids in the house. It also keeps everything together so that nothing gets lost or left behind by mistake!
Wherever you do arts and crafts, you can make sure it’s fun and mess-free.
- A tablecloth, of any kind, is a great way to keep your craft area clean.
- You can make your own waterproof tablecloth, or buy one from the store. You can get a vinyl or plastic table cover that comes in different sizes and colors. If you are looking for something more colorful and festive, try using a shower curtain instead!
- Consider the location of your craft supplies. Whether you keep them in a basket on the kitchen counter or hang them from an armoire in a little-used room, be sure your child can reach them easily.
- If you’re going to be doing crafts with your child, clear a space that’s kid-sized and easy to clean up—you might find yourself getting creative too!
Art kits are a great way to get kids started with crafts. These kits provide all the materials you need to complete a project, including instructions and tips on how to use them. They can be used for all ages, and they’re especially helpful for introducing kids who are new to crafting or just trying something new. Art kits come with everything from paint brushes and canvases to paper, glue, and stickers.
Some art kits even come with step-by-step instructions so your child won’t have any trouble getting started! Other kits have everything you need to make your own DIY art kit: pencils, crayons (both oil pastels and chalk), markers (including glittery ones), paint brushes in all sizes…and more! Art kits work flexibly and conveniently in any environment: from the kitchen table to the bedroom, to the driveway. Check out our line of kids art kits for some inspiration on your child’s next project.
The right location for kids to do crafts depends on the family.
The right location for kids to do crafts depends on the family. We’ve been in homes where the kids had a separate craft room and a dedicated craft table, and we’ve also known people who created a craft station in one corner of their dining room or living room with a table and chair. When you live in an apartment with limited space, it may not be feasible to have your own craft room. But even if you don’t have an entire bedroom just for crafting, there are ways to create your own special spot for making art!
If you want your kids to get involved in activities such as painting, drawing or sculpting, make sure that they always have access to materials such as paintbrushes, pencils, or clay pots before they start creating something new. This way they don’t need anything else while they’re working on their project.
There’s no need to confine kids’ art and crafts to the living room, kitchen table, or playroom. With a few simple supplies and a little creativity, you can turn any space into an art station for your child. The most important thing to remember is that crafts are supposed to be fun. That’s why kids do them. So if it seems like your child is having a hard time with their craft, then maybe it’s time for a change in location! Remember that they may need some help from an adult at first, but eventually, they will be able to do their own crafting on their own terms.