How to Set up an Art Cart for Your Stepkids

My stepdaughter and I love to do crafts together, so we spent hours in our shared office and art room making crafty items. That’s why when we recently moved into a smaller house without an office/art room, I wanted to find a way to keep all of our craft supplies but consolidate them into one place and make them portable. The solution? An art cart on wheels! This cart can easily be rolled around the house and stored away in a closet when it’s not in use. The best part is that it’s really simple and inexpensive to put together!

What You Need to Set Up an Art Cart

Cardboard organizers– We got these at the dollar store, but you can find something similar at Target, Walmart, or an office supplies store. You’ll want to put these on the top shelf, and then you can put magazines, drawings, or notebooks in them.

Mason jars– You can organize colored pencils, gel pens, markers, and glue sticks in the Mason jars.

Office supplies– We put a stapler, 3-hole punch, tape, Modge Podge, etc. on the bottom shelf. Basically, anything that you might use for an art project or a craft can go down there!

Magnets– The art cart is magnetic, so you can use magnets to hang papers or notes up.

Art cart– We got ours at Michaels for about $30, but you can get similar ones at Ikea or Target. They come in a variety of colors, so you can set an art cart up for a boy or a girl.


Do you have other ideas for setting up an art cart? Share your ideas and pictures in the comments! And if you’re looking for other creative ways to maximize space, check out my office in a closet blog post!