In an effort to bring that inspiration to our space, we’ve been making some changes over at our place. Here’s the first of a few successful projects that I’ll be sharing in the weeks to come as “Inspiring Homeschool Room Ideas”
Art Supply Mason Jars.
Co-op member, Carla, shared this mason jar project from Liz Maire Blog with me. We both thought it would be a perfect place for art supplies.
My son and I worked hard at it one afternoon, and came up with this creation.
We used 5 mason jars, and a cupboard door from the as-is section of IKEA ($3).
Step by Step (I was going to call this part the “nitty-gritty,” but, for some reason, the term makes me feel icky. Anyone else?):
1. Gather Supplies: 5 mason jars, 5 pipe clamps (find them with the plumbing supplies in the hardware store), a drill, a piece of wood (or in this case, a door), and some short screws.
2. Drill a small hole in the centre of the band of each of the pipe clamps.
3. Measure and drill 5 holes into the wood backing, aka: cupboard door. (My measurements, as it turns out, were not entirely accurate. I encourage you to do a better job).
4. Line up the hole on each clamp with the hole in the wood, and fasten the clamp to the wood using a short screw and screwdriver.
5. Insert the glass jars into the pipe clamps and tightened them with the clamp’s mechanism. A very tidy process.
6. Hang your masterpiece on the wall, in a lovely corner, right under a window for natural light. Place a small activity table underneath it. And fill with art supplies. At least, that’s what I did.
A last word of warning.
Be prepared for little artists to be, well, little artists.
Let the creativity flow!
We are linking up with:
Owlet for Unschool Mondays
Ordinary Life Magic for Saturday’s Artist
Natural Suburbia for Creative Friday
Homeschool Creations for Preschool Corner