Thursday, November 6, 2008

Martha Kids :: Study Hall

When I first saw the homemade study center in a past Good Things issue, I knew I had struck gold. My kids are homeschooled and the distractions of life sometimes get in the way, especially for one particular child. The bird outside the window, the noisy younger brother and sister, the adult conversations - it all prevents good, hard, uninterrupted work.

This study center is super easy to put together and simple to personalize. I took one shortcut that came about as the result of a serendipitous find at my local hobby store. Rather than cutting down a cardboard box, I shortened a bright pink tri-fold display board. These boards now come in a variety of project-brightening colors, as does the duct tape used around the edges of the board.

Finding ways to personalize the board was fun. These days, office supply stores carry a wide range of colorful clips, fancy bands, and bright envelopes. I added a few elements to our board to brighten it up and match my child's personality.

This is a great project for personalizing any work space and providing a study hall for homework. Has anyone else tackled this project?


Amanda said...

We've not tackled this project, but it sure looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to make one.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Lovely colors you chose to do yours! It's a clever idea!

Alexa said...

Great project! I bet my girls would love it.

Kelly said...

That is so cute. I don't have any kids and even I am sucked in.