I was getting frustrated. I had tried literally every crayon storage idea I could think of – every container I had seen at Target…a variety of different buckets and bins I had come across while brainstorming…and nothing was working! Nothing…
…until I spotted this cute little galvanized tray! It was $3 in the Target Dollar Spot, but I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy it felt.
I grabbed it, brought it home, and immediately dumped our crayons into it.
Since making the switch to this container, there is a lot less crayon drama in our house!
I’m not saying that the fighting over crayons has completely stopped (I believe such craziness is simply my reality for a number of years to come.), but things are better.
There’s no lid – Lids were causing drama.
The container is wide and shallow instead of narrow and deep – The one-hand-in-the-container-at-a-time thing was causing all.kinds.of.issues.
You get the idea.
More than one little hand can reach in to the container at one time (without them touching!), and my world is once again at peace…well, not exactly – but we do have less fighting going on while we’re coloring.
Crayon Storage Problem Solved!
Another perk? Because the tray fits our décor, I’m able to leave it out in our kitchen which allows our kiddos access anytime they get the urge to draw all over our walls…I mean color in their coloring books.
Quick Tip: I would suggest including at least 2-3 boxes of crayons, so there is plenty of each color to go around…unless you’ve have found a magic formula for teaching a 2-year old to wait patiently for their sibling to finish with the blue crayon, then in that case, please pass along your wisdom.
We love that Fixer Upper farmhouse style any way we can get it! You, too? Don’t see these at your Target? I have spotted similar ones at the craft stores! Let me know if you’re able to find one somewhere for a great price!
Want to try to make your own crayons? Here’s what we did when we tried it!
Curious about how to set up a Coloring Table? It only takes a minute to prep a creative space!