Organizing your colors~life made simple!

Today I am joining 185 other fantastic bloggers for some BRIGHT Ideas!
No giveaways, no freebies, just easy, creative, and simple ideas that you can use in YOUR classroom!

Let me show you how I make my life a little simpler with an easy organizational tool for all your crayons, markers, and colored pencils. 

Do your crayon bucks look like this???

or this

You hear your students say, "I can't find a black crayon." 

or that noise of digging to find just the right color...drives me NUTS!

I have the simple solution:)

I bought these white 3 drawer containers from Target. Well, 3 of them to be exact! I placed some labels on them for each color I wanted...and I was set!

No more digging
No more saying they can't find a color
Simple, effective, and such a time saver!

Have different shades of pink...sure! They all go in the pink drawer:)

The kids love it, I love it, and I know YOU will love it!

Next up on the Bright Ideas Blog Hop is Erin from The Watering Hole

Erin has an amazing post on guided reading organization!

Head HERE to check it out:)

Or, if you don't want to follow in sequential order, you can always check out all the Bright Ideas in one place bu checking out the buttons below.


  1. I love that you mixed markers, colored pencils, and crayons. So much easier than a drawer for EACH kind!

  2. Love this! My crayon bucket is a disaster!

  3. They are always digging for that one color - this is a great idea!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  4. Great idea...thanks for sharing!!

  5. I really like this - it's easy and keeps the darker colors from rubbing all over the labels for the lighter colors, too. Thanks for sharing this!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  6. This is such a great idea, Tonya!

    Primarily Speaking

  7. I bought your labels put this together for my classroom this year. I love, love, love it and so do my students. It cracks me up but for some reason I am always low on red and brown crayons.