Crate bench with storage bins for students' journals... Super simple to make and not very costly. Supplies: milk crates (got them for free from Kroger), zip ties, plywood board, foam, fabric and matching storage drawers (from Lowes)
10 Ingenious Ways To Turn Milk Crates Into Furniture
Zip tie together and put a lounge chair cushion on top?
I love my new milk crate seats! They were super easy to make and look great! See what I did with step-by-step directions with photos.
Classroom benches- three different levels so everyone can see- the top level is a milk crate + a half one zip tied together- middle is a crate on the side and the bottom is a crate flat on the ground- 3 crates for each bench- I love them! (Picture only)
Adventures in Math - Tales of a 3rd Grade Teacher: Mission Organization: Making a Milk-Crate Bench
DIY Milk Crate Bench (with directions)
DIY classroom library crate benches- A neat way to save space in the classroom through efficient use of supplies. It would be a good idea to combine these with bookshelves, but to have the crates serve as the "readers corner." You could label the crates according to students reading level and have the crates be the go-to for "leveled reading" book selection. The rest of the library could be organized by genre.
ikea shelving unit with bench cushion - milk crates from land of nod
Step by step tutorial for this cute crate bench!! Done in 30 minutes and only cost $20!! :) Cute for a classroom library!!