How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station

Keep all your writing utensils, school supplies and other homework materials in one area with a Lazy Susan homework station. This eye-catching station may actually make doing homework fun, and is space- and time-efficient. Get the kids involved with the colors and sticker selection when making it. The project could take a couple of days to complete due to the drying time needed for the paint.

How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
A Lazy Susan homework station
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
Another view of the homework station

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper or tarp
  • 15-inch wooden Lazy Susan
  • White spray paint
  • Any color spray paint (optional)
  • Fine to medium grit sand paper (optional)
  • 2 washi paper tape rolls (any colors or prints)
  • 7 steel galvanized or painted pots (4 3/4-inch top diameter)
  • Various foam stickers (optional and in any colors, shapes or sizes as long as they fit on the steel pots)
  • 7 1/2-inch screws and drill (optional)

Step 2: Decorate the Pots

With the washi (paper) tape, decorate each pot. If you want to further embellish the pots, use foam stickers.

How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
Using washi tape to decorate the pots.
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
The pot decorated with washi tape.
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
The decorated pots

Step 3: Decorate the Base

When the Lazy Susan is dry, decorate the surface with washi tape if you'd like.

How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
Adding washi tape to the surface of the Lazy Susan.
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
Fully decorated Lazy Susan

Step 4: Add Supplies and Use

Place the pots on the Lazy Susan, starting with the center pot. Then fill each pot with supplies such as pencils, colored pencils, pens, crayons, markers, a calculator, ruler and other measuring tools.

Tip

  • To ensure that your pots will stay in place while turning the Lazy Susan, use 1/2-inch screws and drill the screws through the inside bottom of each pot onto the Lazy Susan.

How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
Place the center pot first onto the Lazy Susan.
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
All of the pots on the Lazy Susan
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
Decorated pots on the Lazy Susan
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
The school supply filled pots
How to Make a Lazy Susan Homework Station
Use the turning function to easily access school supplies.
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