Let’s turn an unused entryway coat closet into something special! We rarely used our front hall closet, so I decided to use it for kids craft organization instead. I painted the closet pink and added affordable shelves, sliding bins, clip on labels, and a hanging pocket organizer. Now it is a whimsical nook for inspiring creativity. Need organizing and storage ideas for kids art and craft supplies, board games, and building blocks? Keep scrolling for tips!

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Before: Messy Craft Closet

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Our front hall closet became a toy and craft closet during the pandemic. It was great to have the storage right across from our dining room because it is where we do projects!

Recently I decided to make the closet more functional and pretty. It was hard for the kids to remove the stacked bins full of blocks, and the art and craft supplies were always a mess. Ready to see the after?

After: Magical Closet with Kids Craft Organization

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Can you even believe this is the same small closet? It is so much more organized, functional, and pretty! I actually started calling it “The Magic Closet” because it makes me so happy and excited to do projects with my kids. These are the good old days!

To get started on this makeover, I removed everything from the closet including the wire shelf. After patching the holes, I used leftover paint from our primary bathroom makeover. The color is Postmodern Mauve by Behr.

Keep reading for all of the organizing products I used!

Kids Craft and Art Closet Organization

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Step one was to organize the arts and crafts supplies. I ordered this over-the-door hanging organizer from Amazon and used it to store markers, paint, paintbrushes, notebooks, glue sticks, etc.

Mesh pockets are great because everything is sorted, yet easy to see. I have found that craft storage isn’t functional when items are hidden from view, because we forget what we have!

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Next, I ordered two of these sliding bin organizers from Target, as well as sliding bins (similar). I used one organizer for beads and necklace making supplies, paper, stickers, and coloring books. The bins are a nice size, but aren’t so deep that you lose things in them.

I also found these gold bin clip labels from Amazon and used a chalk marker to write on them. It will wipe off if I want to change the label!

Finally, I found this cute divided bin for organizing crayons, markers, colored pencils, and scissors. It is much easier to find the colors thanks to the smaller sections.

Kids Board Games and Building Blocks Organization

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The next task was to organize our building blocks and board games. I installed a new wall shelf with these pretty gold brackets. In case you have a perfectionist brain like me: they are asymmetrical because I wanted to hit studs to make the shelf sturdy!

Two large felt bins to store kids’ board games and puzzles on the top shelf, and these star-shaped fairy lights make the space feel magical.

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The other sliding bin organizer was perfect for our wooden blocks, marble run, and Calico Critters. This is much more functional than our previous setup because the small bins (similar) are easy to remove and carry.

Kids Art Closet Wall Hooks

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Finally, I included a gold accordion hook rack to accommodate a few coats for guests. You could also use them to hang painting smocks or aprons!

Kids Craft Organization and Storage Sources

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I hope you found this post helpful! Share your ideas for kids craft organization below, and let me know if you have any questions.

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