My kids LOVE doing artwork, might have some influence from their Mum not really sure teehee! But I have being going insane with the mess of the pencil case getting tipped upside down and having pens, crayons and pencils EVERYWHERE!
Just like this ....
Well I decided enough was enough and I decided to make The Ultimate Desk Caddy for all the kids art supplies.
I found these ....
I sawed them into different heights and also added a couple of toilet rolls. I had a piece of MDF wood laying around (doesn't everyone?) and I painted the edges of that cream. Then using the cutest My Minds Eye paper range around covered all the tubes with 'Alphabet Soup' I used double sided tape to attach the paper and painted the top edge of each tube the same as the wood. I used Mod Podge to cover the wood with some more paper and then sanded the edges. Then using Mod Podge I glued all the tubes to the Wood.
Since it was for Riley & Abbey I decided I'd embellish with a couple of Butterflies and Robots, cause they totally go together!! And then after spending an hour sharpening pencils it was done!!
Easy peasy to make! And super tidy!! Bonus!
Fingers crossed the kids remember they don't have to tip everything upside down and out!!!
Have fun keeping your kids tidy!!