Storing And Organizing Craft Paint October 5, 2009Posted by thetrainerscorner in Uncategorized.
Tags: Boy Scouts, Craft Helps, Cub Scouts, Den Games, Meeting Helps, Scout Leaders, Training, Webelos
Hello fellow Scouters,
One item I inadvertently collected as a Cub Scout den leader was those small tubes of craft paint. By leading two dens and working on countless crafts, I ended up with quite a collection – sometimes I feel like I have the entire color spectrum in my craft box!
One difficulty I always had was how to store them. I found a great solution at my local dollar store (the store I like to call the “Made in China” store). I found these small plastic baskets that were 3 for a dollar. They were about 5″ x 6″, and I bought because I thought they’d be great for a bean bag game. I took them home and never actually used them for a game, as I found they were great for storing the craft paints. Not only could I keep the paints from just being dumped in the bottom of my craft box, but I found that I could stack the trays of paint in my box. Plus, when I got to den meetings I used these to put paints out on the tables during craft time. I could even put similar color hues together in a tray.
I like being organized, and these trays were an inexpensive way to help me keep my craft paints organized. If you are looking for a way to store your paints (or other small items, for that matter), check your local dollar store.
– Scouter Jeff <><