Inspiring art spaces for kids (+ a giveaway)

January 19, 2016

creating an art space for kids

Do you have an organised art space for your kids?  When my 7 year old wants to get creative, which is nearly every day, I have to fetch art supplies from all over the place.  I have some lying in boxes, some in her room, some in the living room – it goes on. I sometimes end up putting her off creating because I am busy getting dinner ready and don’t have the time to get the supplies together. And in all honesty, sometimes I just can’t face tidying and putting everything away in 5 different places.  I’ve often thought how much easier it would be if her art supplies were all in one place and easy for her to access and put away herself.

I was recently introduced to Megan Schiller of Art Pantry who is a mum and an artist and designer who helps you do just this.  Megan was an art teacher who now designs art space for kids in their homes – no matter how big or small.  As she can’t offer a one-on-one service to everyone, she has put together a very detailed step by step e-book to help you create your own art space in your home.  It doesn’t matter if all you have is a shoe-box sized space or an entire room.  Megan’s e-book is packed with handy tips covering ideas on where to create the space, how to create it, what art materials to consider (by age of child), storage ideas for the materials, tools needed and how to encourage your child to use the space.  Today I’m giving away one of these e-books called ‘The New Playroom’ to one lucky reader.  Read on for the giveaway and how to enter.

Before we get to the giveaway, I wanted to share a few inspiring art spaces that I found.  These just show that no matter how big or small your space, you can still have some kind of organised art area in your home:

art room decorating ideas small spaceMegan’s very own art studio for her kids – modern, bright and colourful

kids art room decorating ideasA moveable art supplies trolley in a creative home – perfect when space is limited

art corner in a kids roomA small & colourful art space with no more than a desk and a peg board

We all know that allowing kids to be arty and creative is so important and the younger you start encouraging creativity, the better.  And to make creating easier, it all starts with an organised art space for kids at home.  Reading Megan’s e-book, which she kindly sent me, made me realise how much I need to create a space and how entirely possible it is to fit in to any room.  I especially loved Megan’s idea of having an art trolley that can be moved from room to room especially if you don’t have a fixed space to dedicate to art materials.  So if you want to create an art space for kids in your home, enter the giveaway as there are so many tips and the guide takes you through the stages step by step, making it easy and realistic to do yourself.  

In case you don’t win, you can also buy Megan’s e-books or take a look at her blog for some quick inspiration. 

kids art room decorating ideas

The giveaway: One lucky reader will win the e-book ‘The New Playroom’.  To enter simply leave a comment on this post.  You can also follow my facebook page to stay in the loop.  This giveaway closes on Sunday 31st Jan at midnight UK time.  This giveaway is open to readers anywhere in the world – yay!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Sam – congrats! Thank you to all who entered. 

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