Mister Maker Comes To Town!

The Boy has always loved doing craft, and rightly so. I'm a crafty sew and sew, and love making things, so it's only natural that he should. It's good for him as he develops his hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills through crafting, there's sensory development in there, pre-writing skills, pre-maths skills, as well as being plain, old-fashioned fun!

The only problem is that, like many households all over the land, I am ending up with small bags and tubs of craft equipment littering the house. The piano top has a pile of paintings etc. alongside cellophane bags of googly eyes and pompoms. I need it to be more organised!

Which is when I remembered what one of the mums in my toddler group said about a year ago at a coffee session. She'd made some Mister Maker drawers. So, thanks to Crafty-Hands-On Mum, we popped to Ikea this weekend and invested in some small wooden drawers, paint and varnish. Incidentally, their children's paint is excellent because it's the only one I've come across that doesn't stain our hands, including the red or blue!

Here's our Mister Maker drawers in a simple photo story:

And here are our Mister Maker drawers, all small bits and pieces neatly organised in a fun, cheap and crafty way!

What do you think?

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  1. says

    I hope you've got a Square, Circle, Triangle & Rectangle that jump out of those drawers & start singing from time to time!

    (I love the I am a shape song a bit too much)

  2. says

    THAT is ruddy awesome! wow i love it and may have to 'borrow' that idea although i hardly ever get to visit Ikea so could be some time until it happens! They look so professional – well done that boy x


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