Handicrafts to Organize Your Children's Study Area
If your children's study area isn’t organized, it won’t be easy for them to do their homework or study, among other things. A good way to ensure that everything is in its place are the simple handicrafts we share here.
A children’s study area tends to accumulate junk very quickly. It’s enough for them to come home after school for the place to get filled with pencils, notebooks, and other objects. And when that happens, they can’t find anything.
Fortunately, there are many ways to solve this problem. Many ideas and objects will help you organize this area in a better way. And the best thing is that you can make them at home, with very simple materials and by letting your creative juices flow.
Below, you’ll see some handicrafts to organize your children’s study area and help them make the most of their time.
Ideas to organize your children’s study area
Recycled boxes to keep everything in order
Boxes are the perfect solution to keep everything in order. The idea is to find boxes of different sizes and recycle them into extra storage spaces. You can use cardboard, tin, fiber, or boxes made of any other material.
Likewise, you can choose boxes of different shapes, since each one will be ideal for storing something. Square, round, or rectangular boxes, with or without lids, are perfect to store folders, pencils, magazines, and all kinds of work materials.
You can cover the boxes with beautiful colored paper and assemble a box corner to better organize your children’s study area. Also, you can add ribbons or glued photos to them or paint them to make them more decorative.
A wall organizer
An organizer with pockets that you can hang on the wall is an excellent way to organize your children’s study area, especially if you don’t have a lot of space.
To make this organizer, you need a medium wood board, EVA foam sheets of any color, thread, a white string, a sewing machine, and glue.
The first thing you need to do is cut eight EVA foam rectangles. Then, sew the rectangles together two by two, leaving one of the 10-inch sides free to make pockets. Apply glue (or silicone) to attach the pockets to the wood board.
Finally, drill two holes in the board and pass the white string through the holes. Now all you have to do is hang the board on the wall! You can store pencils, brushes, scissors, and other kinds of materials in the pockets.
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Decorated cans to organize pencils
You can use recycled cans to organize pencils. Simply wash them well and cover them with attractive fabrics and colored ribbons. You can glue one to another and even attach them to the wall. These cans will allow you to organize pencils so you can find them quickly and will look spectacular in your children’s study area.
Cereal boxes as dividers
Cereal boxes can be great dividers for your shelves. Inside them, you can put magazines, notebooks, and all kinds of papers, helping you to classify them and keep spaces tidy.
To convert cereal boxes into dividers, simply partially cut them diagonally and cover them with colored paper. You can use wrapping paper or any other type of paper that’s attractive and colorful. Ideally, use different colors and patterns to make your children’s study area really attractive.
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Glass jars for small items
Glass jars can become containers for small desk items that always get lost, such as paper clips, rubber bands, or staples, among others. This way, they’ll always be at hand and organized. Don’t forget that good organization means a better use of large and small objects.
To recycle these jars, the first thing you need to do is wash them very well with hot water. Then, choose some plastic animals and glue them on the lids. Once the glue dries and the animals are attached to the lids, paint the lids and the animals with spray paint.
All these handicrafts are an excellent way to organize your children’s study area in a simple, different, and inexpensive way. Also, they help you breathe new life into objects that would have otherwise ended up in the trash.