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Old 07-18-2009, 04:05 PM
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Talk to your custodians about getting the containers wax comes in (usually 5 gal.). A thin sheet of plywood and some contact paper covered foam makes a sit-upon. Perfect for holding supplies and extra seating.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:25 PM
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I have made these just using the crate and the chair cushion tied to the top. It works great that way and is very easy and totally easy to switch back to a plain old crate.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:35 PM
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Some milk crate furniture:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/a...stralia-057287

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/a...stralia-057287
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:18 PM
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aren't those the cutest, czacza?!
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:19 PM
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I found the cutest idea for turning milk crates or file crates into seats!! You take a board and cut it (or have your wonderful husband cut it) so that it fits the top with just a little extra around the edges. Then drill two holes on whichever side you want to be the hinged side. Then take two of the heavy duty zip ties and thread one through each of the holes in the board and attach it around the holes in the crate. I am so excited about this!! I'm planning on having them around my meeting area. I am going to have rotating reading seats. I'm planning on using these as part of the rotation. Super excited expecially since I just found the crates for 2.99 each at Target!!!

I'd love to see a picture too!
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:35 PM
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aren't those the cutest, czacza?!
So clever, right? Just make sure you buy your milk crates, y'all!! You can be prosecuted for 'taking' mild crates from behind stores.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:07 PM
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The ones at walmart and such are not as sturdy... I had someone give me 6 from Craigslist last summer that are from some out of state dairy- planning on spray painting them and getting a board for them from Lowes tomorrow (better late than never I figure). Going to buy a lounge seat cushion for th etop.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:25 PM
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We gather in front on crates. It works really well since each child has their own space. Some kids struggle with keeping still while sitting on the carpet and this helps with that a lot.

I 'stole' this idea from a teacher I worked with a few years ago. Here is a picture from her room:


I have my students store their white boards and markers in their crates.



I got the crates from WalMart a few years ago- they have a 'lip' all around the outside. My father-in-law cut wood to fit (mine have one large hole in the middle).
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:39 PM
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I love those pictures!!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:51 PM
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I used to have some regular milk crates too from an old country store my parents owned. I figure that these I have now will probably be okay for my little 8 year olds. I will definitely post a picture when I get them made and into my room. My husband
(the board cutter) is disappointed that I don't want to make it challenging for him. I told him all I wanted was a cut board with drilled holes (actually 4 of them) and then I was going to paint them. I think he wants to stain them and edge them and all sorts of stuff like that.
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