These are my kids' art supplies. While I do have an art room, many times Jack & Kate seem to want to color or create while I finish up dinner or work on my blog (!). So I like to be able to travel around the house with our supplies, and this system works out great. Really, though, you could use this for any type of crafting: jewelry making supplies, scrapbooking, polymer clay, whatever.
Plus, it helps keep things organized (you know how I feel about organization, right?). Each item has it's own little pocket. Plus you can store larger items in the middle.
What did I use? Easy to find... and inexpensive too... recognize this?
These buckets can be found right by the front door of any Lowe's or Home Depot for around $2.50.
Then just add one of these:
Look for it by the tool belts - it's called a "bucket jockey" and it's made to hold all sorts of tools and is filled with pockets just the right size for scissors, pens, whatever. These run around $10, so really for about $12 you can have your own portable art system to pull out any time the need to create hits you...