Don't get me wrong I know it is great that Maddie has access to all the craft supplies and it is supposed to foster her independence and creativity but she is messssssyyyyy. There was the one day that I got out of the shower to find that she repainted my coffee table, cue mommy meltdown! Thank goodness 90% of Crayola products are washable! Or how about the ever present fine dusting of glitter. It would appear that my darling sweats glitter, but I think the real reason I find it everywhere is she is hiding a secret stash of it somewhere!
Nonetheless all the crafty bits have been getting to me and I can't stand messes and that's all I have right now. But I do have a sort of (I am really using sort of very liberally here) empty closet upstairs. It currently contains items that either need to go in Maddie's room or have been removed from Maddie's room and haven't found a proper home.
- Clean out previously described closet
- Gather and reorganize all craft supplies
- Neatly re-stock said closet with craft supplies
Well I spent all morning gathering, reorganizing, stocking, stacking,
My only doubt about this working is that now everything is upstairs but we do our art projects downstairs. Hmmm. My solution (fingers crossed) my giant pink tray that I only use once a year for our summer party! I am thinking that I can use the pink tray and a small muffin tin to gather any supplies we need for our project and bring downstairs only what we need.
The best part of this whole redo? Now I can lock the supplies away! Maybe this will keep those pesky elves from constantly making a mess!