Sometimes it’s difficult to get kids to keep all of their toys after playing because they are suddenly ‘tired’ when you tell them to! To help make life a little easier, why not make keeping toys a fun thing to do? The ideas below keep things neat while letting kids display their collection in their ‘museum gallery.’
1. Hang up a drawer organizer
Paint the drawer organizer in a bold or striking colour to make it interesting. Once hung up, the drawer organizer can also double as a unique dollhouse for the kid’s figurine collection or small dolls such as the Sylvanian rabbit families. It’s also a fun way to get them to put back their toys. To make it easier to rotate the display, keep the remaining toys in a clear bin nearby.
2. Hang up some small crates
For a beautiful arrangement, hang up different sizes of crates. These crates will act as shelves but with creativity, it can even be a full-fledged dollhouse (or make it an apartment!). One or two crates can act as pretty night light as well if lights are installed. In this picture, battery-operated LED lights are used.
3. Hang up felt cloth and magnetic rack
Felt is useful because the material can stick to one another without the need of glue. The best part is the race track can be designed to your liking and it can also be modified when you feel like it. Cut out treetops or bushes using a mixture of green felts, the river with blue felt and the road with grey felt.
To make it all happen, hang a magnetic board behind the cloth and attach small magnets to the bottom of the toy cars. This way, the kids get to move their cars along the felt road. For some organization, store the toy car collection in magnetic boxes.
Another option is to make the walls of the kid’s room a race track. Just paint the roads using magnetic paint and your child will never run out of roads for the cars!
4. Utilize photo frames
Photo frames are another multipurpose item. They can be used to display almost anything from pictures to pressed flowers. The photo frames can also be transformed into a sticker board where kids can show off their collection.
All parents need to do is to replace the photo frame insert with a piece of fabric. Secure the fabric with fabric glue and it’s all set. Stickers peel easily from fabric but if you’re worried it’ll tear the sticker, you can use Glue Dots or washi tape to hold them up.
5. Look for the pegboard
Another fun way to display your kid’s collection is to let them hang it all up on the pegboard! Paint the pegboard in an attractive colour for a vibrant and fresh look. The board can also be made colourful by getting colourful pegs.