Hi friends! I know the year is winding down for some, but for others (especially my teaching friends on the other side of the world), school is in full session. So today I thought I would post a fun project you could do now – or pin to revisit later. How about some DIY Chair Pockets? Fun!
This project really only needs a few supplies and you could probably do a class set of 30 for about $50. The best part? You can make them to match your classroom theme! My brand-new Black and White Theme Classroom Essentials Set was the inspiration behind the chair pockets below. They match perfectly! This HUGE file includes everything in the Black and White Theme Category (excluding the coordinating K-5 CCSS Lesson Packs), plus additional items not available individually! ALL applicable items within this gigantic pack also include form fields, which allow you to add you own text right onto the form! The individual items in the Black and White category are just plain PDFs and do not have this amazing feature! Over 130 forms and classroom decorations!
Take a look at the video below to see EVERYTHING in action!
- waist aprons (one for each chair) – I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $1 each, though Home Depot also has really sturdy ones for 77-cents, BUT you will have to go an extra step with the Home Depot style and paint over their orange logo. You super crafty folks will have no problem covering that up.
- Fabric Paint
- Foam Paintbrushes
- Plastic Cups
1. First, grab your plain apron. Make sure there is something under it to protect the surface you are working on. We did have some paint come through the other side on our kitchen counter, so make sure to cover that area.
2. Squirt some of the paint into a cup and then use the paintbrush to apply it to the bottom of the stamp.
3. Place the stamp onto the apron, making sure to apply lots of pressure. In fact, the flowers that turned out the best were the ones where I actually placed all of my weight everywhere on the stamp before lifting up.
4. Add other colors and designs as you like. I did not wait until the paint dried in between colors, but depending on your design and colors, you may want to (I am a bit impatient – lol).
5. Hang on the back of the chair after it has dried completely. Just tie it backwards to hang. You will not be able to add anything heavy as the apron would rip, but a silent reading book or two (depending on the weight of the book), pencils, rulers, or other lightweight items could be placed inside the pocket and out of the reach of idle hands.
If you decide to do this project, I would love to see it! For more ideas of fun projects to match the Black and White Theme (see below), make sure to grab the Classroom Essentials Set, which includes templates and complete directions as well! For those of you looking for matching Common Core Lesson Pack Sets, those are also now up and ready!
Enjoy and happy creating!