My niece is 18 months older than Master O. Apart from being purely delightful she has also been my ‘man on the ground’ so to speak, showing me what is coming around the bend in the parenting game.
Miss L loves to draw. When you walk into her bedroom the floor is littered with crayons, felts and pencils. And when you open her cupboard doors, pens fly at you like little ninja weapons and you spend the next 5 minutes collecting them up. She has an array of pencil cases but in all the play and hurried clean ups before dinner, the pens don’t always make their way back to their home and lids are lost, felts dry out and frustration ensues next time she wants to draw.
My sister seems to cope with this, but I am not as patient. So I started my search for a way to store our drawing tools home.
I would never contemplate leaving Master O with easy access to his pens. I would prefer he ask for them so I know exactly when and where he is using them. He is not super fond of drawing so if they were packed up out of sight, there could be days go by without us encouraging his creative side. I needed storage that could be put up and out of his way and look good in his play room where I would prefer he drew.
For the set up I purchased the Ikea Asker rail and matching hooks, which I also used in creating my command centre. From the local two dollar store, I picked up a few brightly coloured buckets to hang of the hooks.
In a few quick minutes I had attached the rail to the wall above my other Ikea purchases, Trofast storage units and the pens and pencils were safely about of reach of sneaky little hands.
I couldn’t believe how well the colours of the buckets matched the trofast tubs!
Now Master O only needs to ask if he wants to draw and I can get down the bucket containing his preferred writing implement and can keep an eye on what is going on.
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