Organized Kids Art Supplies with Astrobrights Papers + A Giveaway!

May 6

It’s going to be a very colorful week here on the blog and I’m so happy you’re here to see what’s up!

My friends over at Astrobrights Papers are known for taking color to a whole new level. This spring, color paper is the antidote to the ordinary. Astrobrights Papers comes in 26 attention-getting shades. Just how much attention, you ask? Check out these amazing, bright, bold colors….



Astrobrights Papers offers the largest selection available in bright colored papers. To prove it, this spring they kicked off their #colorize campaign and sent me a little package of paper to see what I might do to #ColorUp my quiet, peaceful, grey environment.

Ha! Do they know me or do they know me?

Yes, you guys know that I tend to lean into more quiet, peaceful tones….but when I received their package of 26 papers, I admit, I was inspired!!…

Of course, before digging into fun projects with the kids, I had to organize. Of course, right?!

And you know that as much as I wanted to play with the papers, the kids jumped all over it. So, together we organized a new little rolling art supply cart. It was simple and easy too! Sneak peek? Sure!…

Look at that bright blue color! Makes me happy!

I started this project by grabbing a 3 drawer organizer from Office Depot. They only offered the black cart at my store, so I stopped at the craft store to grab some spray paint. First thing was a good cleaning…

I removed the drawers…


And cleaned it with a light vinegar spray…

Then I sat this baby on my painting tarp and got my spray on. This project took several lights coats, but I only used 1 can of spray paint. After one coat…

After 2 coats…


A third coat…

Then I did a few detailed sprays to cover up any remaining spots. I let the paint cure for the day, outside in the fresh air. Then I brought it inside and popped the wheels on…

And of course, I added the 3 drawers back in place….and they are full of fun, colorful activities for the kids. Top drawer = markers, crayons, coloring pencils, and scissors….

In case you’re wondering, the containers are from Target and I’ve had them for a few years…





The second drawer = coloring books and sticker / activity books…


The 3rd and final drawer? This one is my fav! I grabbed a few of these expanding file organizers from Office Depot….

They each have 13 sections, which is perfect because there are 26 Astrobrights colors = 2 organizers. Just meant to be, I guess!…


I filled up the organizers and fell in love again with all of these bright, vibrant colors….



The expanding files fit perfectly in the bottom drawer of the cart…

Making it easy for the kids to grab the color they want without having to dig around…

Now everything the kids need to create is right here near their table and wall art display in the playroom…



I added a new pencil sharpener…

And popped one of our DIY Art Caddies on the tabletop…

They couldn’t wait to sit down and start creating…

I was basically holding them back behind me while snapping these photos. I can’t wait to share what we’ve been busy creating over here this week using Astrobrights Papers. Our house is going to be very colorful this Mother’s Day, which is great because I’m hosting everyone here this year! 🙂

But I really couldn’t wait to share this awesome giveaway with you guys too! One of you is going to win the same awesome pack of 26 Astrobrights Papers that I received….as well as a $50 Office Depot Gift Card! Yay!!!…

Office Depot carries the largest selection of Astrobrights Papers.

As always, entry into the giveaway is simple – enter once or as many ways as you wish. But remember, the more options you enter, the more chances you have to win this awesome giveaway!

Good luck!

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comments +

  1. Loving the Art Supply Cart!!! I need to make one for my kids!!!

  2. LoriU says:

    Love those two sorters for the Astrobrights!

  3. Love reading your blog 🙂 my kids would love the astrobrights paper to do crafts with 🙂

  4. Leigh says:

    Arts and crafts with my preschoolers

  5. Dan says:

    I've always loved neat piles of pretty colored paper – would put the Astrobrights & the gift card to good use!!!

  6. Kallie says:

    Totally just posted as my husband – oops! He might like the Astrobrights too I guess?? I know I would!! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  7. joyceandnorm says:

    My girls would love to make cards using the astrobrights paper! We don't buy thank you cards, birthday cards, etc. anymore. 🙂

  8. joyceandnorm says:

    We don't buy thank you cards, birthday cards, etc. anymore. My girls would love to use the astrobrights paper to make cards. 🙂

  9. I would use the paper for all of my basket and bin labels. 🙂

  10. I would make greeting cards and art with my grandkids! Thank you for this opportunity!

  11. I would definitely use these everywhere. Im thinking of backers for labels currently. 🙂

  12. SalBug says:

    My son loves to craft with paper, so this will be perfect.

  13. ~^~Amber~^~ says:

    I have one of those 3 drawer organizers lying around. Spray painting is such a fantastic idea. My little girl is always crafting. Ohhh the possibilities with all those pretty papers.

  14. VAS says:

    My daughter loves colors and she would be so excited to use these. possibilities are endless!

  15. Melissa says:

    Love these colors! I used to work at Staples copy center and we used these papers. I would use these to get crafty for the two weddings Im in this summer!

  16. sarah says:

    With summer here, lots of indoor art projects!

  17. Staci says:

    My kids would love some new papers to create with! Love the colors!!!

  18. Cheryl Free says:

    I would use Astrobrights Papers for Pinterest printables.

  19. Monique says:

    Always encouraging and inspirational!

  20. Christine says:

    Wow, those colours are gorgeous!

  21. renee says:

    This paper would really brighten up my kids' drawings!! We have an art display in our kitchen and they would make our kitchen so bright and cheery!!

  22. Joy Krupka says:

    My kids love to draw and create. Bright colorful paper would make it that much more fun!

  23. Oksana Tuz says:

    The colors are amazing. My kids would love to enjoy these bright colors in their projects.

  24. Amy says:

    A variety of uses. Printing homeschool assignments, note paper, scrapbooking, crafts are just a few uses.

  25. Michelle says:

    Love this! Your art cart makeover is so cool! My daughter, 8 years old, would love to make arts & crafts, cards for grandparents, etc with this cool bright and cheery paper! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  26. Rachel says:

    What a great organizing idea to use the file folders! Keeping our colors and coloring books organized is a daily challenge because we use them everyday. I'm hoping that continuously reminding them that everything has a place will one day help them to become more organized people. Shared everywhere!

  27. Pat Frank says:

    I love all the bright colors of the Astrobrights! I would use this colorful paper to help me organize, of which I need lots of help! A color for "Things to Do", a color for "Projects", a color for budget, recipes, etc! The possibilities are endless! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


  28. Karen says:

    I love that you lined the bottom of the organizer with the matching band color. So creative!

  29. Sherri says:

    All of those colors are so bright. I would love to use them on wooden letters and in frames to brighten up the walls in my home.

  30. Kim Baca says:

    My crafty daughter would do so much with these bright fun colors. Love them.

  31. I LOVE COLORS!! I would use the Astrobrights for notes to my kiddos, notes to my hubby, signs, etc…what would I NOT use them for is the real ??!! And, I <3 your blue storage drawers!!

  32. Jaime Fugate says:

    My son would love doing crafts and school projects with all those colored papers!! He's very artistic. 🙂

  33. Such fun colors!! These would be a great addition to my card making supplies.

  34. Angie says:

    My four kiddos can think of lots of crafts that would be much more lively and colorful with these papers. 🙂

  35. The colors are great! I love the size of them!

  36. Jane says:

    I love al the colors!!

  37. JA says:

    Such great colors! My kiddos (and me) would love them!

  38. Renee says:

    My kids would love to make crafts with these!

  39. My girls are too young to play with these (18mo and 6 weeks) but I would love to have them for colorful decorating around the house. Maybe use them as picture mats?

  40. The Kettes says:

    Summer Vacation is coming up…my daughter and I could both "get our craft on" with these fun, bright papers! Thanks!

  41. Unknown says:

    crafting all the way!

  42. I would use these to make cards, as well as banners for holidays!

  43. Michelle J. says:

    I would love them, but I know my daughter would steal some for crafts. She has an "art school" project each day.

  44. I'd make some summer crafts to decorate our porch!
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  45. Reg says:

    Does the paint chip off the plastic? Do you need to prime prior to spraying? Is a protective coat after spraying required?

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