Spaces for Kids to Create

I don’t know about you but I’m always adapting my organizational systems for my kids and their ages. Especially when it comes to writing and art – which go hand in hand, don’t you think? At ages six and nine, I’ve given the girls work spaces and easy access to supplies. Not only that, I try to display as much of their writing and art as possible.

Spaces for Kids to Create

Spaces for Kids to Create

A large desk with plenty of room to spread out, a cozy lamp, easy access to supplies.

Spaces for Kids to Create

A folding table for ongoing projects in the dining room. The kids are art journaling today.


Spaces for Kids to Create

Scissors, glue, tape, and odds and ends. We use Bare Books for writing.

Spaces for Kids to Create

Stencils (Usborne,) stickers, Tell Me a Story cards (eBoo,) and lots of different paper.

Spaces for Kids to Create

Stickers and stamps (behind the stickers.) An empty canvas waits to be painted.

Spaces for Kids to Create

Markers, colored pencils, pencils, crayons.

Spaces for Kids to Create

Movable tub for ongoing projects. In this case, art journals.


Spaces for Kids to Create

Bulletin boards work for us to display writing. (A Christmas play shown above.)

And work well for art, too.

Spaces for Kids to Create

Spaces for Kids to Create

I love putting the girls’ art in a mat and frame. I need to change this more often but no matter when they created the pieces, artwork is my favorite way to decorate.

For more ideas on displaying your children’s artwork, visit my blog post for Imagine Toys – 10 Ways to Display Your Child’s Art.

How do you plan spaces for your children to create?

TRY: Zentangle for Kids, Art Journaling for Kids, Art Journal Ideas for Kids


  1. says

    Your kids have a great writing/art space! I also like to make sure all of our creating materials are well-organized and within easy reach of my girls.

    • says

      It’s always a bit of a challenge, isn’t it? Knowing you, you’ll think of something brilliant!

      What happened to Jennifer? I haven’t seen any recent blog posts from her. Her books is terrific.

  2. says

    Thanks! This is timely for us because the art stuff and the stuff-stuff just seems to take over every flat space throughout our house! I like your basket/bin idea for markers/glue/scissors stuff.

    I ended up putting 4 dozen rolls of colorful duct tape in bins in the playroom after purging most of the toys my kids have outgrown. So much duct tape! Takes up so much space!! And my oldest is an artist so we have so much art supplies that it’s hard to keep it all organized.

    What do you do for storage for large art paper? Poster board-ish size? We have tons of that. One of my friends has some kind of huge table with drawers but I think the drawers are not big enough for that size paper. I am keeping behind the Tantsu Chest in the Dining Room which is not my favorite spot to store it.

  3. says

    Your spaces are so beautiful… and neat. Are your kids good about putting their supplies away when they’re done? My daughter struggles with this – she is a mad mad creator, and then her ideas carry her off to the next activity, leaving a wonderful mess of art supplies in her wake. Great post!

  4. says

    Kids really need to be given opportunity to grow their creativity and thinking skills, especially in our modern world where there is so much working against being creative.

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