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. ;]
2 Comments on DIY Crate Seats for Your Classroom
did it matter if they were the regular crates or the heavy duty ones?
No it shouldn’t. Just make sure to double check your measurements and increasing fabric if needed.