Though I don't love mess, I totally value giving my kids the experience with the tools necessary to become successful later in life. So, emerges the kids art studio I have created in our kitchen. Now, I love organization and things matching so that is how the specific art studio came to be!
I started with purchasing a piece of peg board. I then painted it antique white with Rust-oleum 2x ultra cover spray paint (I bought from local Menards, available on Amazon as well)
I then got some (free) pallet wood from my father-in-law and borrowed the stain he used on the other items in my house (also available on Amazon).
I cut the boards to be long on top and bottom and the cut the side boards to fit in between the long ones.
We then stapled the peg board to the frame (we didn't have screws short enough to go into the board but not through). We went through the back side of the peg board into the not stained side of the pallet wood.
When we went to hang this on the wall, we discovered the pegs would not go through the board if it was flush to the wall. So we took some 1x4 boards and screwed them into the back of the peg board and pallet wood. We then screwed through the whole front (pallet wood, peg board, 1x4) into the studs of our wall. I hung some pegs on and some buckets I had from my classroom (Target Dollar Spot Fall 2015) with chalk board spots. I wrote the names of the materials on it to help with the literacy connection as well.
I hung some extra pegs so I could put a whole punch through any and all of the kids birthday invites and such as well as some of their art on the board. As they get older I'll add more supplies.
**If you see these green chalkboard buckets at your target or have some from previous years I would LOVE more matching ones!**