I know for many of you the new school year has already started. I, on the other hand am still counting down the days for my kids to enter. Two more weeks to go.
This is the only time when they're happy that they got out late. :)
The excitement of buying school supplies and new outfits has faded throughout the years, my kids are not little any longer, the youngest is starting high school, and my eldest is in college. However, we did buy some school supplies and I've been organizing their spaces, getting everything ready for school.
I shared with you this little tray I built out of some pieces of wood from my scrap pile. I went a bit overboard with the design, but the main purpose for this tray was to use it as a movable homework station.
I wanted to have the items my kids and I use more often, right at hand wherever we sit down to work. Sometimes it's at the kitchen table, other times at the dining room, if the day is too hot they even go to the basement to work there.
Well, a tray is easy to carry out from room to room, and hey, you can use any tray you have, it's as easy as that!
The other items I used to store the supplies were little cardboard boxes, glass jars and Altoids containers. ;)
Their tops were painted with chalkboard paint.
They hold staples, Post-It notes, labels, and lead refills.
The jars were packed with markers, color pencils, erasers, glue, sharpeners, binder and paper clips.
Those are the things we use the most, and that's the thing...
Whatever items you and your kids use the most, that's what needs to be inside your portable homework station for it to work for you.
Give it a try!
And hey, just in time for back to school, join me over at Lil'Luna where I'm sharing complete details on how to make this super cute Teacher's Gift Idea! I'm loving that note pad jar!
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