This was a Christmas gift from Jason and me. I must confess that Jason did most of the hard work. The idea for the crayon holder was mine, but he spiffed it up into a multi-level holder that I had not envisioned. He also devised a way to have plastic tubs slide out from under the table, so that paper and paints have a place to live out of view. Nice.
I got the inspiration for this gift from shiso mama--another mother who crafts to keep her sanity. You should check out her blog to see her version of the art table. Our table parts also came from Ikea, but we chose a smaller red table top to match the living room. I liked the idea of curved edges, as Anastasia tends to run without looking. This makes the paper rolling a bit more difficult, but she doesn't mind asking us for help with that.
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