My girls favorite thing to do is art. All 3 of them do some type of creative art every day, it is just in them. Ever since they were little, we have always made sure paper and colors are available for them to use whenever they want. As they have gotten older, I have worked hard to make sure they have access to age-appropriate supplies, so that they can create whatever their little art brains desire.
My solution was to make them each their own little school supply bag. I shopped for these at the beginning of the school year when all the supplies were super cheap. I found the bag at Wal-mart in the craft supply section. All of the bags are black, but I made them distinct with certain supplies that were all the same color (my youngest daughter likes blue so her scissors, pencil sharpener and pencil erasers are all blue.) This is how they tell which bag is theirs.
Before, we had supplies on all 3 levels of our home and showing up in places where they didn't belong! I grew weary of questions like "mom, where's my little scissors?" and "mom, where's my tape?" Now that they are in one area it has worked so well. They know right where they are, and find them daily, sitting on a shelf waiting for little creative hands to grab and use them!
*This post linked to:
Do It Yourself Day @ A Soft Place To Land
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Take A Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee