Back to School Tips: Make homework a little more fun with this colorful Back To School Homework Station

I can’t believe I’m already thinking about back to school and all that entails. This time of the year always makes me a little sad. Do you feel that way, too? I only have one left in school *sigh* but we still have to keep supplies organized and there’s no better way to do that, that I know of than a homework station to keep everything in one place.

How to make and organize a back to school homework station using upcycled tin cans and items from the Dollar Tree

I think color makes things more fun and keeps your attention so this year I’m opting to make a super colorful and fun area for my youngest son to keep him focused!

Save your tin cans and use them to organize a colorful and useful back to school homework station.

This will take you less than 15 minutes to get together from start to finish.

Upcycle Tin Cans to organize and create a back to school homework station

How To Make a Homework Station

Create a colorful back to school homework station with items from the Dollar Tree

Supplies:

How to make a colorful back to school homework station - start with a plant move from IKEA, yes, a plant mover!

Lazy Susan (the one I am using is actually a plant mover from Ikea) or Tray to hold everything in place

Upcycled tin cans for a colorful back to school homework station

Empty tin cans and jars that have been washed – various sizes

Elmer’s School Glue

Fold Up Ruler

Various types of Post-it notes 

  • Everything below is from my local Dollar Tree (links below for purchasing online) and I love how COLORFUL they are!

Erasers

Jot Brightly Colored Pencils

Jot Pencil Top Erasers

Jot 3-Ring Binders

Magic Cover for book cover rolls

Jot Spiral Bound Index Cards

Covering tin cans for a colorful back to school homework station

 

Create a colorful back to school homework station with upcycled tin cans - cover with sticky book covers from the Dollar Tree for an added pop of color!

Bottom of tin cans upcycled to organize back to school supplies

Other than arranging everything, there is only one other step.  Cover your cans with the book cover rolls cut to size and fill with erasers, paper clips, crayons, pencils, etc., and arrange on your tray or lazy Susan.

Organize back-to-school supplies with empty tin cans

The only thing that won’t fit are the binders but you can keep those neatly stacked next to the turntable.

Colorful back to school homework station made with upcycled tin cans and items from the Dollar Tree

I like to keep the binders color coded to go along with the spiral bound index cards:

Math = Green

Language and Spelling = Orange

History and Science = Pink

Organize back-to-school supplies and create a colorful homework station with items from the Dollar Tree and upcycled Tin Cans.

That’s it! What are your favorite tips for getting and keeping things organized for school?

Colorful Back to School Supplies. Organize and create a back-to-school homework station with inexpensive items from the Dollar Tree and upcycled Tin Cans

Check out the other Craft Lightning Back to School Posts hosted by Happy Go Lucky Blog, The Country Chic Cottage, and 30 Minute Crafts.

Back to school tips -create and organize a homework station with upcycled tin cans

Back to school tips -create and organize a homework station with upcycled tin cans