In our art cupboard we have an area for sewing supplies. Recently I put them together in this vintage sewing basket. Having a special basket for sewing supplies not only helps prevent any frustration in having to gather supplies when one wants to sew, but also creates an added interest in using the materials inside. (Especially when it's pink.)
Inside the basket they each have an embroidery hoop which holds the current project they are working on as well as the needed supplies.
My oldest daughter (almost 5 1/2) likes to sew images especially if I draw it in pencil first. My youngest daughter (3.4 yrs) is successful with the movements needed and loves adding different colors to her work.
Scissors, embroidery thread and a pincushion are also found in the sewing basket. I would like to also find some beautiful buttons to put in a small container.
All of the necklace making materials are now in the crayon caddy. It holds a spool of yarn, children's needles, some buttons, beads and jingle bells.
The crayons, pencils and markers are easy to find and put away. From left to right, we have thin triangular stick crayons, block crayons, thick triangular stick crayons, crayon rocks, crayola pipsqueak markers, scissors, small pieces of chalk and an eraser, glue, pencil sharpener and triangular colored pencils. The contents inside the art cupboard are playdough materials, and watercolor painting supplies, modeling beeswax, rubbing plates, clay for making beads, and sandpaper letters.