Thursday, July 23, 2009

Art On The Go! Re-Use That Diaper Caddy

Now that potty training is in full swing in our house,
I needed to find a new purpose for my diaper changing basket.
What could be better than an art studio-to-go ?!

I re-used an empty kleenex box for the markers
and some clean yogurt containers for crayons and pencils.
I also stocked it with Crayola Twistables and colored pencils.

We added two clipboards, a file folder of leftover printer paper, and some rulers.

It has been great for impromptu drawing...
at the kitchen counter while I cook dinner,
playing school in the playroom,
morning worksheets at the kitchen table,
spontaneous coloring in the family room,
even a trip out on the deck for some al fresco art!!

Happy Creating!!

Update from 2013: I've gotten some emails asking about the basket featured in this post.
I purchased it years ago (back in 2006) from Pottery Barn Kids. 
It was called the "Sabrina" diaper Caddy with a liner 
and I think you can still get one from their website!
It is currently stationed on my sewing table in my art studio --
it holds sewing supplies next to my sewing machine. 


Winston Family said...

love this idea! we don't have a diaper caddy but need something like this so i don't have containers all over. definetly gonna use this one!

Johanna said...

Awesome idea! I love seeing art supplies all neatly organized...it gets me excited in a weird kinda way...guess it's the art teacher in me. I also think children learn to appreciate art more when their supplies are taken care of and put back in a place where they can find them next time.

themagiconions said...

What a wonderful art caddy! I don't have a diaper caddy but will definitely look for one at a garage sale now... it's perfect!
Blessings and magic.

Valerie said...

What a great way to repurpose a diaper caddy... I love it!

E and T said...

I have recently discovered your blog and love it - fun, inspiring and full of creative ideas.

A mobile art studio + repurposed = fabulous idea.


Tan Family said...

What a fabulous idea! It's always good to reuse items rather than throw or give them away (when possible). So much fun, too. :)

Ticia said...

too cute, and a great idea.

Melody said...

I need to do something like that. I can never find the crayons when I need them. Great idea!

Kristen said...

I am totally doing this. Awesome.

Kelly said...

What a good idea! Great for children to see all the supplies arranged neatly and for them to be easily accessible like this.

ymw said...

What a fabulous idea! I love that! :-) I too am always looking for new ideas to recycle/reuse something around the house!

@ SweetWifey on Twiter

Sonia said...

First and foremost, Thank You for visiting my blog!

And I absolutely Love your blog and the great ideas within it! I think you've left me with lots of fun and new ideas to finish the summer off with!

Lisa said...

I just found your blog and LOVE it! I'm an artist at heart and I am SO looking forward to doing art projects with my son as soon as he is old enough (or I can find ideas that will work with him as young as possible!). I look forward to following your blog and getting some great ideas!

Monica Crumley said...

Very clever. I think I'll have to steal that idea when the time comes :-)

Katie said...

Your kids are very lucky to have an art teacher as a mommy :) I hope to one day be like that.

All your crafts and projects look so fun!

Katie @ Oodles of Art

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