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DIY Craft Station for Kids

I’m cur­rently in the process of set­ting up a new craft stu­dio to cor­ral all of the projects that have slowly begun to take over our house. The inten­tion was to cre­ate a space for “mommy’s projects,” but it quickly caught the inter­est of my lit­tle ones. What could be cooler than a room filled with art supplies?

It quickly became clear that keep­ing the kids out of mommy’s craft sup­plies would require set­ting them up with a few of their own. I decided to set up a space for the kids in the stu­dio and then headed off to the the start­ing point for all projects of this nature, Home Depot.

DIY Craft Station for Kids

Cruis­ing the aisles of Home Depot has been a bit of an obses­sion for me lately. It’s filled with end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties! I was able to pull together a few basic mate­ri­als to put together an inex­pen­sive  craft sta­tion / stor­age area that quickly earned approval from the kids–even my fickle thir­teen year old wanted one for her room:)

DIY Craft Station for Kids

The desk works well as a stand­ing work­bench or can be used with just about any stool or chair. The five gal­lon Home Depot “Homer” bucket is inex­pen­sive and makes an ideal stool for a child work­ing at the desk. It also serves dou­ble duty by pro­vid­ing plenty of room inside for stor­ing craft supplies.

Here’s a basic shop­ping list and instruc­tions for the craft sta­tion if you’d like to build one of your own, as well as instruc­tions for build­ing a sim­ple craft stor­age cubby using PVC pipe. Every­thing you need can be found at your local Home Depot store.


DIY Craft Station for Kids

How-To Build The Craft Station

Mate­ri­als

  • 3/16 in. x 24 in. x 48 in. Per­fo­rated Peg­board Panel
  • 38 in. Adjustable Fold­ing Sawhorse
  • 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. MDF Panel
  • (8) #12 x 1–1/4 in. Flat-Head Wood Screws
  • (4) Peg­board Mount­ing Spacers
  • 3pc Peg­board Wire Bas­ket Pack (optional)
  • 43pc Peg­board Orga­nizer Kit (optional)
  • 5-Gal. Homer Bucket & Lid (optional)

Putting It Together
Attach the MDF panel to the adjustable sawhorse with wood screws. Place the desk against the wall in the desired loca­tion, first locat­ing the wall studs for mount­ing the peg­board. Mount the peg­board to the wall using wood screws. Don’t for­get to use spac­ers with the mount­ing screws to allow room for mount­ing accessories.


DIY Crafting Station for Kids

How-To Build The PVC Craft Stor­age Cubbies

Mate­ri­als

  • Five 3-inch PVC DWV Couplings
  • Arrow Fas­tener Mini Glue Gun (an inex­pen­sive option if you don’t already own a glue gun)

Putting It Together
Decide on the lay­out for your cub­bies, heat up your gun and glue them together. It doesn’t get much sim­pler than that!

Let me know how every­thing turns out if you decide to give either of the projects a go!

This post is spon­sored by The Home Depot. More Sav­ing. More Doing.

  • https://twitter.com/4theboys Alli­son Waken

    So per­fect!

  • Kara Cole

    This is bril­liant! Love the PVC Stor­age idea and all the cre­ative lit­tle orga­niz­ing touches. So clean and mod­ern. I’d craft there!

  • Tina Richard­son

    This is totally awe­some. So clever and cre­ative and when the kids out­grow it, it is still usable

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    thanks! love your blog, btw:)

  • Tina Richard­son

    Totally awe­some. So cre­ative and still usable even after the kids out­grow it.

  • Kara Cole

    I think it’s so fun how the desk can sort of “grow” with your kids because of the adjustable legs on the sawhorse! Love it.

  • Julia Fain

    I love it! That its afford­able and used unex­pected pieces like the pvc pipe. thanks for the inspiration!

  • Dou­glas Stuart

    I think I would have hinged the board to the wall, and then sup­ported it with the horse. That way you could get more room in a cramped area.

  • Tina Richard­son

    Hi Alli­son,

    We’re so excited about this desk! My kids are actu­ally flip­ping out about it. They love all the lit­tle com­part­ments. Home Depot has some really cool lit­tle shark clips that i’m crush­ing on too!

    Yeah!

    Rachel

  • https://twitter.com/messmor Wendy C

    For­get the kids. I want one of these!

  • melissa ahamad

    This is super adorable! & per­fect for anyone!!!

    Melissa
    http://shakeshakee.blogspot.com

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Melissa,

    I’m in love with this lit­tle sta­tion! The legs are adjustable–so this could work for everyone.

    Thanks for drop­ping in!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Wendy,

    Exactly!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Julia,

    You could go nutty with the PVC! I want to make an entire wall for mark­ers as well.

    Yeah!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Tina,

    I agree completely!

    Thanks,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Dou­glas,

    Great idea! Thanks for pop­ping in!

    Yes!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Kara,

    All of my chil­dren want one now!

    xox­oox,

    Rachel

  • http://www.thezenofmaking.com/ thezenof­mak­ing

    Awe­some! I would have LOVED this setup as a kit!

  • http://tinkerfinca.blogspot.com/ Jas­mine

    Aw that’s so cute… I want one for me!! Always wanted a peg board!

  • Jan Miller Stratton

    I love this, espe­cially the PVC stor­age. Every time I go down that aisle my mind races with projects just wait­ing to jump into my cart. And I need to be fol­low­ing you. I just real­ized I’ve pinned most of your other arti­cles on this page.
    Thanks!
    Jan

  • Sofie Geerts

    this is really nice
    some­thing to reme­ber for my own craftroom!

  • http://schmaltalk.com Erin > schmaltalk.com

    So col­or­ful and OCD-friendly! This is good to remem­ber for the big kid craft cor­ner of my dreams.

  • https://twitter.com/amandaformaro Amanda For­maro

    This is won­der­ful! I’ll be post­ing about it on Craft Gos­sip later this morn­ing :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/

  • emily b

    This is so great! Just yes­ter­day was going through all of my daughter’s art and craft sup­plies and I was totally over­whelmed with how much we have accu­mu­lated — much less try­ing to orga­nize it! I couldn’t have found your post at a bet­ter time. Thank you so much!!

  • pas­cale Cerdan

    Love it!!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    You’re so nice!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Thanks Kara!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Thanks Tina!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Hi Sofie,

    Thanks so much!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks so much for the kind comments!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Hi Amanda,

    You’re awe­some! I love Craft Gossip!

    Thanks,

    Rachel Faucett

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Hi Deb­bie,

    Ohhh I loved the rolls too!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Hi Emily,

    Thanks so much!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    Hi Pas­cale,

    Thanks Much!!

    Rachel