Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kids Creation Station

Ever wake up thinking about a project?


This morning at 5am I was coming up with dimensions for a place to put craft supplies for the the kiddos.

I had a a board that I could use for the back of the project. 
I bought one 2'X4' sheet for the rest of it, so the total for me was around $9.

I cut one 8'' board, a 6'' board, two 3'' boards and a 2'' board.


The 8'' and the 3'' strips were for the top section.
I wanted to build 3 cubby type things to hold paper and coloring books.

The 8'' board was for the front of the cubbies and the 3'' boards became the bottom and sides.


 I cut one of the 3'' boards down into four pieces each measuring 12''.
I put them next to the 8'' board to figure out the angle of the cuts I would need to make.


I put a 6'' shelf on the bottom to hold buckets of crayons, markers and such 
supported by the 2'' board underneath for support.


After I nailed it all together, I painted it with chalkboard paint.




The kiddos are DELIGHTED! They've been crafting all afternoon!


17 comments:

  1. Great idea! I might use it this week!

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  2. what a great idea! lovely project.

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  3. So creative, what a great storage area!

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  4. Oh my gosh! You always have the best ideas! I never think of something that great while I'm sleeping,plus I wouldn't be able to built it. I love it!

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  5. Oh, this is so cute...my seven year old daughter LOVES it! I will be on the lookout for something like this at thrift stores to try out something fantastic like this. Great idea and SOOO organized!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  6. So fun and colorful.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  7. and do tell where you found those colorful flower pots. . are they plastic or did you paint real ones?? Love checking out the creativity on your blog!

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  8. Thanks ladies! Su, I bought the pots at Walmart for a buck each. They are plastic:)

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  9. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  10. Can you tell me the measurements of your board you used for the back of the shelf? Maybe I missed it? Thanks! Great job!

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  11. It was a 2'X4' board as well. Sorry, I forgot to mention that:)

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  12. I LOVE this! Did you get a new camera? Those pictures look great!

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  13. That is so cool!! I love it! I'm sure your kids love it too!!

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  14. Whoa. LOVE this. It is very "me". Thanks for the inspirations! :)

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  15. This is adorable! I did hanging buckets over my kids' coloring table a few months ago but have found there is nowhere to store the paper, stickers and books. I like this much better! I'm going to feature this on my blog for "Featuring you Fridays" this week.
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  16. This is such a clever idea! I love all the colorful buckets you choose. I am hosting a linky party and think your project is great! I hope you stop by and link up!
    -Jennie
    http://willowbeanstudio.blogspot.com/2011/05/toddler-tuesdays-3.html

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