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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
RL's Play space
Playroom for a 3 year old, 2 year old, and 3 month old
Black section of wall is chalk board paint purchased from home depot. Artwork is hung in clear box cases found at Michaels Craft Store. Mirrors behind art supplies were also purchased at Michaels Craft store in a pack of six. The shelves the art supplies are on I made myself. Bought a long narrow board from home depot, painted it, and secured it to the wall with T brackets. The blue table you see with the red and green chair (there are four chairs to this set) was purchased at Big Lot's for $40.00.
Most of the art supplies on the top shelf are stored in baby food jars. The string is stored in a sugar dispenser from the dollar store, and a few of the other clear plastic cups were purchased at Walmart.
The art supplies on the bottle shelf are all stored in clear containers that I purchased at Dollar Tree. Some of the stuff that is in the containers... bottle caps, ribbon, chalk, styrofoam balls, wikki sticks, cotton balls, little shells, googly eyes, crayons, pony beads, wood shapes, buttons, colored pasta, pom poms, clothes pins, etc.
This whole storage system was purchased at Target. You can buy how ever many cubes you want and they give you a TON of options on what to put in each cube... shelves, buckets, bins, doors, etc. They also come in many different colors. Love this system.
Magnetic white board. Shoe organizer underneath cut into strips and hung with staples. The "table" the lamp is on was also purchased at target.
The table the light panel is on I built myself. I got a piece of wood from home depot, had the saw guy cut the legs and top to the dimensions I wanted and then screwed it all together.
Magna tiles, wedgits, random plastic containers for "baking cookies"/sorting, etc. All the toys on the bottom can be found in our products we love section under supplies.
Natural materials... sand, acorns, bark, shells, sticks, rocks The container with the blue top was purchased at dollar tree. The container the bark is in was purchased at Michaels Craft Store. The wood boxes at the bottom holding sticks, rocks, and shells were boxes that some of our toys and puzzles came in.
Light table accessories and puzzles (in baskets)
Containers on the top were all purchased at Dollar Tree. They contain colored epsom salt and colored rice. The rest of the containers are empty food jars. They contain jems, marbles, moon rocks, mosaic tiles, acrylic letters, dollar store shot glasses, and insect blocks. The baskets underneath are filled with different puzzles. Baskets were purchased at Dollar Tree.
Close up... colored epsom salt, colored rice, marbles, translucent cups, gems, tiles, etc.
OUR OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT
Everything you see here was purchased at Discount School Supply and can be found here.
Sensory table equipment, bubbles, balloons, chalk, etc.
Shelving, spray bottles, ketchup bottles, balloons, bubbles, and clear containers were all purchased at Walmart. All the measuring cups, cupcake tins, turkey baster, spoons, funnels, etc. were purchased a the dollar store.
Art supplies..... play-doh, foam paint, sand, glue, watercolors, salad spinner, etc. (all accessible to children)
Some changes that have been made since first post.
Paper, scissors, and paint are displayed now
New kitchen area/ peg board
Close up of Peg Board
Top from left to right: whiteboard markers, whiteboard crayons, touch and feel cards, magnetic letters/numbers. Both the touch and feel cards and magnetic letters and numbers can be seen on our Amazon store.