Inside: Trying to stay within budget? These classroom DIY ideas will fill your classroom with furniture, decorations, and accessories!
Teachers, if you are on a budget, you will appreciate these classroom DIY ideas. Oh yes, it’s fun to look through those school catalogs, but once you start pricing them, it adds up! I was thrilled to find so many items that can be made for a fraction of the cost, for all areas of the classroom. Go take a look at your wish list and see what you can cross off by making it yourself!
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Classroom DIY Ideas for Teachers
Classroom Tree: This tree is easy to make and can stay on the wall all year!
Felt board: All you need is a piece of framed cork board and felt and around 15 minutes and you have a felt board for your literacy activities. (Buggy and Buddy)
Pizza Box Easel: Make your own tabletop easel – with a clean pizza box! (Play, Teach, Repeat)
Light Box: Create a homemade light table for sensory play and investigation. (The Imagination Tree)
Balance Beam: For $30 or less you can make a balance beam to add to your large motor play. (My Little Me)
Paper Organizer: Glue cardboard together, add your choice of fabric, and you have a paper organizer for the children or yourself. (The Stonybrook House)
Pocket Chart Stand: Fit PVC pipes together to make a pocket chart stand. (Organized Preschool)
Mini Chart Stand: Similar to the pocket chart stand, but perfect for table tops. (Falling into First)
Light Box: Place white Christmas lights in a storage container to explore color and light. (The Imagination Tree)
Lego Table: Add Lego plates to the top of an inexpensive IKEA table. (Kojo Designs)
Smelling Bottles: So simple to make yourself and are a great addition to your 5 senses activities. (Share and Remember)
White Board: It’s as easy as card stock and page protectors. (Maggie’s Kinder Corner)
Crayon Organizer: Recycle and decorate small cans so that crayons can be organized by color. (Sugar Bee Crafts)
Dry Erase Board Easel: Another use for PVC pipe, and everything costs around $25. (The Owl Teacher)
Sensory Table: For $30, you can make this sensory table in 30 minutes. (A Teaching Mommy)
Tinkering Table: Lightweight with wheels, so it easily be moved around. (Teach Preschool)
Bookcase: A full tutorial on how to make this front-facing bookcase for children. (Life is Bella)
Circle Time Mats: Make mats out of vinyl tablecloths for your circle time gatherings. (Ashley Hackshaw)