Keep paint in squeeze ketchup bottles! It helps kids get more paint without making a massive mess at home or in the classroom. Plus, you can buy paint in bulk and save money by reusing empty ketchup bottles! *A recycle item--to remember!
This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.