Simple 1-Hour Kids Coloring Desk


*This project is sponsored by Kreg! Woop Woop!

My daughter and I went through what must be a hundred different desk styles, and none of them would do. Apparently they were all too “busy”…she just wanted a simple desk she could draw and color on. She said she wanted a top and legs, and she wanted it today. Well excuse me… Haha, no she wasn’t saying in an impertinent demanding way, she just figured her carpenter mom could whip up a quick desk for her to color on this afternoon. That is some amazingly big confidence in mama there, so I didn’t want to disappoint.

She just figured her carpenter mom could whip up a quick desk for her to color on this afternoon…

This super simple desk can be whipped up about an hour, so you can be super mom or super dad, and it doesn’t have to take up your entire weekend to do it!


I’m sharing the full tutorial over on BuildSomething, Kreg’s awesome site for build plans.

Check out my other build plans while you are over there! I’ve uploaded quite a few for you. 😉

This project is a bit plain-Jane for my taste, but my kiddo loves it, and it is just what she asked for…so that’s what counts! I may just have to build my own dream desk for my room sometime soon.

*Special thanks to Kreg and Build Something for sponsoring this project! All opinions, and the build plans are my own.

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8 Comments on Simple 1-Hour Kids Coloring Desk

  1. Annie
    December 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm (1 year ago)

    My husband and I just made a version of this desk as a writing table for my mom. It’s a great design, and thanks for sharing!!

  2. Sierra Dallas
    February 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow! so pretty kids art desk. This amazing art desk must inspire kids artwork. It will grow kids creativity. I need this for my kids for increasing their creativity. I think kids should grow up physically as well as mental. An attractive art desk help to build kids mental growth. Thanks for sharing such a great idea for kids. It’s really helpful for kids.

  3. B.Dillinger
    November 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I don’t have kids but was trying to figure this out in my head. Is she STANDING or SITTING on the top stair? (if sitting does it need to be padded) Also wondered if the edge of the table closest to her tummy was a little bit blunt…perhaps a half round bumper? And lastly about those stairs, they look ripe for pull out drawers or a catch all storage treatment for all of her coloring supplies.

    As always I love your ideas – – wish you were MY mom!

    • Ursula Carmona
      November 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol! I love your questions…you think like me. I have not been able to convince her to change a single thing. Ugh. I keep telling her I can make it better, more comfortable, even order her a special chair…but this kiddo wants what she wants. lol!

      • B.Dillinger
        November 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

        Well then in that case (no pun intended) you nailed it. Looks like you’ve got a true minimalist on your hands.

        • Ursula Carmona
          November 8, 2017 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)

          LOL! Oh my…one minimalist, one maximalist, and one yet to be determined. Kids…they keep you on your toes. 😀

  4. V
    November 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Ursula, thank you for your website, I love the plans, printables, photography, color schemes & everything. I’m also a handy(ish) mom with a Kreg, saws & a variety of other tools, & don’t ever have the budget for anything. I was starting to feel strange about being handy around the house, as my husband is not handy (in any way, shape or form, lol), but I’m glad I’m not alone in my love for tools. I look forward to creating these projects, thanks again.

    • Ursula Carmona
      November 3, 2017 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks!! You are definitely not alone! 😀 I’m the handy one in this relationship, and I decided a long time ago that there are some huge perks involved… lol! Glad to have you following along.


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