My kids do their homework at the kitchen table, so that I can help them. It seems like we are always having to run into either the playroom or my craft room to grab something for homework. I have wanted to make a homework station to corral all of the necessities that they might need, so here it is.
Lately we keep getting these drink holders from the drive-thru. I had used one of them for the 4th of July and decorated it with my scrapbook paper. It was on the table the morning of the holiday and it stored all the goodies they got that day. I love reusing something that would have otherwise been thrown away! Plus, it was quite convenient.
So, now that we don’t need it for the 4th of July, I thought I’d repurpose it again. This was a drink holder for 4 drinks. For my homework station I took out one divider (which I’m pointing to…or at least my finger is pointing to) in the above picture. This is to make room for a notebook of paper, which is a must have for my kids’ homework. I also removed the old paper.
I gathered all the supplies I thought I would want to fill it with, as well as the supplies necessary for decorating it all.
Mmmm, I love my glitter paper! I covered a composition notebook, and 3 different sized tin cans in coordinating glitter paper. I added matching vinyl decorations to my 3 hole punch, stapler, and pencil sharpener. I love these supplies now!
Here’s the whole station together. I added the vinyl word to help the kids understand what this is for. I do not want them using these for anything other than homework, otherwise it will defeat the purpose as things will get ruined, or at the very least they will end up elsewhere in the house! Good luck with your school routines.