How to Build a DIY Kids Art Station, Step by Step

I'm excited to share with you how I created a fantastic DIY kids art station. It's super easy and perfect for sparking creativity in your little ones. Before you begin, gather all your supplies.

DIY kids art station

Tools and Materials

  • Tape measure
  • Paintbrush
  • Saw
  • Nail gun or hammer
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill
  • Plywood
  • Paint (in your favorite color)
  • Painter's tape
  • Wood glue
  • Nails
  • Wood filler
  • Dowel
  • Mounting hardware
Taping off the section to paint

Step 1: Outline and Tape Off the Space

Using your tape measure and painter's tape, outline the area where you want to create your art station. This will help keep your project neat and organized.

Peeling off the painter's tape

Step 2: Paint the Inside of the Space

Choose your favorite color of paint and start painting the inside of the outlined space. This will add a pop of color and make your art station visually appealing.

Cutting materials to the correct length

Step 3: Cut the Materials to Equal Lengths

Measure and cut your plywood into equal lengths. These will be used to create the shelf components of your art station.

Drawing around a cup
Cutting the shelf pieces

Step 4: Create the Wall-Facing Shelf Piece

Using a stencil, mark arches onto the plywood and carefully cut along the lines to create the wall-facing shelf piece. This will serve as a handy storage area for art supplies.

Gluing the shelf
Assembling the shelf pieces

Step 5: Assemble the Shelf Pieces

Using wood glue and nails, assemble the shelf pieces together according to your design. Make sure everything is securely attached.

Filling the gaps with wood filler

Step 6: Fill in Gaps with Wood Filler

Apply wood filler to any gaps or imperfections in your art station. This will give it a smooth and polished look once painted.

Sanding the rough edges

Step 7: Sand Rough Edges

Grab your sandpaper and gently sand down any rough edges or surfaces. This will ensure a professional finish to your art station.

Mounting the hardware
Mounting the dowel

Step 8: Mount the Hardware and Dowel

Attach the mounting hardware and dowel to create the hanging art paper holder. This will allow your little artists to easily access paper for their masterpieces.

Nailing the shelf corners

Step 9: Nail the Shelf Corners to the Wall

Finally, nail the shelf corners only to the wall, leaving space for paper to slide through. This will keep your art supplies organized and within reach.

DIY kids art station

Step 10: Paint the Shelf to Match the Wall

Once the shelf is secured to the wall, paint it to match the background of the art station.

DIY kids art station

Your very own DIY kids art station is ready to go. I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. Share your diy projects in the comments below, we love to hear from you.

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