If there's one thing a 2 year old likes to do, it's to defy parents' wishes, just cuz she can. Sienna loves to sneak into my craft room whenever possible to open every cupboard, box, and drawer and play with just about everything. I don't mind that she explores (what's another messy room when your entire house looks like it's been hit by a tornado?), but it would be better if she had her own little area in the room to do art and draw on the walls (and ahem, stay out of my stuff, some of which are not kid safe!).
So I cleared one wall, painted the bottom half with chalkboard paint, slapped on a moulding, and added a rack for storing all her markers and pencils. I also added 3 frames to put her artwork on display in rotation.
It doesn't take much to make a kid happy, as you can see:
More craft room updates to come!