Happy Thursday everyone! I wanted to share a “how to” on the crate seats I made in my classroom last week. I know that this isn’t a new idea (thank you, Pinterest!) but I never could find a good set of directions and measurements for how to create them.
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I was lucky enough to have had someone donate their old crate seats to me so I got the wood for free! These are super easy to make and take no time at all if you have all the right materials ready! I found most of the materials at Walmart (Crates were on sale for $2.50, score!) and Joann’s (Paired with coupons and sales!). The completed cost for 5 crate seats was about $30, which isn’t bad considering you get extra storage in your classroom especially because my classroom seems to be lacking in this area!
5 Crates (Mine are Sterilite)
5 – 1/2” plywood boards cut to the measurements of 15 1/2 by 12 3/4
2 yards fabric of your choice
2 yard foam of your choice (I used 1/2 inch)
Spool of heavy duty ribbon
Heavy duty stapler and staples (I used 1/8mm staples)
Like I said, easy, right?? Total time spent on this project was about a hour but totally worth all the storage I got. I decided to put clipboards, whiteboards and lap boards in them. I also ended up with a extra fabric which you could use for another crate seat or maybe pillows? The possibilities are endless. ;]