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Great idea!
Old 06-23-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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Hello everyone!

I saw a great idea for the use of milk creates they were using them to make classroom furniture! Has anyone tried this? I would love to re-do my library center with this idea. Please let me know and share photos if you have them. One year I did the igloo made from milk cotainers if anyone wants to see photos I'll post them. After winter we painted it and made a volcano.
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i do! i do!
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Please post pics! I am very interested! Where do you get all your milk crates? I want to re do my library so any ideas are appreciated!

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we did it!!!
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i helped my mom make milk crate benches for her library and some other center areas. unfortunately, we had to take them apart at the end of school and will put them back together in august, so we don't have any pictures

this is what we did:
we bought file crates from walmart in bright neon colors. then, we got plywood at lowe's and had them cut the boards to the width and length of three crates on their sides (so the openings would be facing out). we drilled holes in the boards and used zip ties to attach the boards to the crates. they worked great and were the perfect place to store clipboards and whiteboards. we also made some with 2 crates next to each other with the open part facing up (like how they are made to be used). for these, we only zip tied one size, so the board opened like a lid. my mom kept extra pillows and reading buddies inside.
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Thank you!!!
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Thank you for the instructions eatteachlove. I'm going to post a picture of our igloo it has two doors an entrance and an exit. I did not make one this year but I plan on making one for the students coming in September.
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Chair pad?
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Did you buy any padding for them to sit on?


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yes...we bought lounge chair pads for patio furniture at the end of the summer on super-clearance. we also put big, fluffy, fuzzy pillows that the kids could sit or lean on.
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I LOVE the igloo! Wow the kids would have had a ball!
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Just an idea?
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Could you just buy the patio cushion and use the ties to tie it to the crate? Then you wouldn't have to buy a board. I would like to try this! Good idea.
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