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!


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

  2. what a great idea! lovely project.

  3. So creative, what a great storage area!

  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!

  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.
    Organizing Made Fun

  6. So fun and colorful.


  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!

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

  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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.
    Scissors & Spatulas

  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!


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