It’s that time of year again! Pencils, markers and the dreaded homework – dun, dun, dun!!!
Here is an easy way for you to help your kids (and your kitchen table) stay organized. To be honest, my kitchen table turns into a catch all. Bookbags are hung on the backs of chairs, notices from the school and teacher are stacked (neatly – yeah-right) and pencils and other odds and ends that you never know what to do with are strewn around. We need a system and this year, I plan on implementing it (as soon as I figure it out.) But this homework station is a start.
All you need to make this upcycled DIY Homework Station are things you probably already have around your house.
All you have to do figure out how you’d like to organize your station. We have a lot of pens and markers, so I used four cans. You can use two or six or whatever your family needs. I put the oatmeal box in front of the cereal box and two cans on each side. I then started taping! I taped all around the boxes in the inside as well. If you don’t you’ll see cardboard and that’s not very attractive. I used different colors of duct tape to the station for more pizazz. Then I added some washi tape to the station for more color and design interest. I think it turned out great!
Here are more fun projects that you and your kids can make together: