By Cassie Beigel of Sterilite Corporation
When the kids get out of school for summer vacation, it can be difficult to think of ways to keep them entertained every day. Of course the pool, beach, or park are great spots to go on a beautiful sunny day, but what about on a rainy day? Being a mom stuck inside with the kids all day because of poor weather can be exhausting, which is why it’s ideal to prepare for those days with activities to keep the kids busy indoors for hours. A great idea is to set up a rainy day art station in the corner of the playroom or living room and stock it with all the essential art supplies for your kids. Art and crafts allow kids to express their creativity in a safe and fun way, so it’s a win-win for everyone!
Of course practical storage to contain art supplies is important for keeping this art station neat and organized. Everyone knows how messy kids can get so something that is easy to take supplies in and out of comes in handy. The Sterilite Stack & Carry 3 Layer Handle Box is perfect for holding both smaller and larger craft items. Each layer can be unstacked for easy access to the items in closed. The top layer has a divided tray which is perfect for storing smaller items such as stickers, pompoms, and stamps while the bottom two layers can be used to store larger items like scissors, glue, and paint.
If a child loves to draw pictures to be hung up on the kitchen fridge or wall, markers and colored pencils are probably their favorite art supplies. The Sterilite Pencil Box can hold every color of the rainbow in colored pencils and the lid snaps tight so that the contents inside shouldn’t be going anywhere - no more colored pencils rolling onto the floor!
Paper for the kids to create beautiful masterpieces on is the last essential needed to complete this rainy day art corner. The Sterilite Wide 3 Drawer Unit can conveniently fit paper as big as 12”x12”. Colorful construction paper, scrapbook paper, and printer paper can be held in each of the three clear drawers where it is easy to identify and access.
Now that the art station is complete, all the art supplies needed will be available to the kids at any point they feel the urge to create. This art station is guaranteed to keep the kids busy for hours this summer where their imagination can shine!