Do you have a little one that loves arts and crafts? They will love to have their very own kids art desk as their special place to be creative. You will love that this art desk has storage so they can keep all their supplies put away neatly when not in use! It is great for toddlers and young kids to have their very own creative space to do art or homework and they will just love to have their own art desk for kids! This DIY Kids Art Desk With Storage was first shared by Ken Wingard on Home & Family, which airs weekdays at 10 am ET/PT on Hallmark Channel. I was given permission to share it with you here.
DIY Kids Art Desk Tutorial
With his kids going back to school, Ken Wingard was inspired to make them their own toddler art desk out of an old cupboard. For this DIY project you will need an old cabinet front and a drawer. You (or a neighbor) may have some from a remodel or you can often find them on Craigslist or Hometalk being given away. You may also be able to pick up a cheap on at a local Rehabitat store or a Good Will Store. This is a great way to reuse those kitchen cupboards.
However, if you can’t find these from a recent remodel, you can always buy one for about $20 brand new. I found the below Full Size Door Sample for Kitchen Cabinets on Amazon and the great thing about this is it saves you the step of filling the hole where the drawer would have been.
The art desk works for kids of all ages, from toddlers and up who have a creative streak and need a work station to express it. The drawer allows for depth in the desk where they can keep their supplies- parents will love this containment feature! This entire DIY will cost you about $37 if you can get find an old cupboard to reuse.
Art Desk For Kids Materials:
• Cabinet front with door + drawer
• 1/4” plywood
• wood glue
• hammer and nails
• 4 wood furniture feet
• 4 table leg mounting plates
• Chalkboard paint (optional)
• paint brush
How To Make A Kids Art Desk With Storage:
1) Unscrew front drawer panel from drawer (or Cut 1”x3” pine board) and use wood glue to attach that and cover the drawer hole in the cabinet front.
2) Use drawer as desk base (or assemble a wooden box base or attach equal size 1/4″ pre cut plywood)
3) Attach desk base to cabinet. You can use nails for attaching the cabinet to the drawer or wooden box base or wood glue for attaching it to the plywood.
The cabinet door will lift up to reveal storage space. The plywood base will only be big enough to hold paper and pencils. The drawer base will be big enough for art supplies.
4) Attach mounting plates to base and then screw in furniture feet.
7) Paint desk. Optional- use chalkboard paint to paint door so they can have extra fun with that feature.
These instructions are abbreviated but you can watch this video to see all the details for how to make a kids art desk with storage.
Alternatively, if you can’t find the cabinet front and drawer, you could use this premade cabinet and just the furniture plates and legs. I can’t think of a more simple way to make a toddler art desk!
This is a great toddler art desk or you can use longer legs for older children. Do you think you will try making this art desk for kids?