DIY Organized Work Station for Kids

Kindergarten = worksheets galore!  I’ve been trying to find a balance between what to keep and what to toss of Graham’s work from school.  He comes home with several pieces every day and I want to make sure to keep track of important documents as well as display some of his masterpieces.  If you’ve seen my P&G Everyday Great Try Out Contest video then you have already seen this idea in action.  I wanted to make sure to create a post dedicated especially to this idea because it has definitely simplified our lives with all of the paper work.  We created ours over Graham’s desk so that everything is in one place.

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What you will need:

  • 1 small shelf
  • 4 to 6 clothes pins
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • 1 small hook


This is so simple that anyone an pull it off and have a more organized area in just minutes.  Simply hot glue your clothes pins to the outside of the shelf evenly spaced.  Make sure to leave enough room for the papers to not completely crowd one another if they are hanging horizontal.  You may want to put a few up just to test it.  Add your hook under the shelf for hanging the book bag and add a french board to the top for added organization and displaying other pieces of art or pictures.  Want to know how to create one of those quick and easy?  Check out my DIY French Board tutorial.

Depending upon the station you are trying to create, you may want to add your child’s desk under it all so that everything is truly together in one organized location.  I use mason jars to hold pencils and markers so that they are easily accessible for little hands.  The key is to keep the desk as clear as possible.  Clutter free desk desks create a better work and study environment.

If you have not yet seen the video here it is:

Oh, and if you like this tip I sure could use your votes over at the P&G The Great Try Out Contest!  It only takes one click.  You can vote everyday until 10/3!  Yay!

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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. Great idea!!!! We’ve been sticking stuff on the fridge. :-/

  2. I’m the fridge girl too. However I made a cork board behind a cabinet in my kitchen so stick stuff on there. Your idea is much cuter and love the addition of the desk!


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