I like seeing the kids at the dining table doing crafts and other fun stuff. I try to keep their activity baskets filled with thinks to pull out in case of the boredoms. Every once in a while I see that the baskets are a tad over flowing and need a good purge. When I have to tug to get them out from under the buffet, I know it's time. This is a quick job that will help them find what they need to get busy as well as help you to see what is needed as a top up.
One basket holds the recycled items, stickers, paper, notebooks, cards, activity books and such. The other basket is playdoh land. I regularly rotate the playdoh toys so that we don't usually have this much in the basket, but Paisley had her birthday and some new items arrived. My playdoh loving child is only six so I don't think it's unreasonable to rotate the toys without her present. I know what she plays with and what has been in the basket for a while. If she asks for something particular then I can just ask her what item needs to come out of the basket to make room for her desired item.
Here is the craft basket laid out. I am a little...eh hem..."tidy" with my crafty tools. I like to see crayons in a crayon box, markers and pencil crayons in a box, and tools in a box. Paper and activity books are stacked at the bottom. Small items are in the folding box. Cards, stickers and misc. paper items are in a large zipper bag.
Finally I pack it all neatly and do a dry run on the floor. Yup. It fits!
Sorry to this guy who didn't make the cut this time. Maybe we'll see you after the next session of Star Wars movie nights.
So what craft items can you let go of today? How are you getting them organized?
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