Kid's lap desk-Easy Project AND Cheap!

My daughter loves to draw while sitting on the couch, (she grabs a book and puts it on her lap for her table).... I thought, "she needs a lap desk" (It's going to be one of her Christmas gifts).  :)

Instead of spending $20+ on one, I decided to make one.
Here's how it turned out:

My total cost was $1..... Only because I have tons of scrap fabric and extra ribbon...

Here's how I did it:

Bought this white board at Target for $1.00

(kid size)

Cut a piece of fabric to hang over the white board (1 in.) on each side.

Fold fabric edges in and hot glue 3 sides to white board (making a pocket)
(excuse the wrinkles)

Stuff with grocery bags.

Hot glue the last side to the white board

Flip over and leave as is OR decorate it with ribbon and buttons

I'm happy with how it came out, especially for $1.00. I love when I could use stuff from my stash.

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  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing your instructions; I'll have to keep it in mind for my husband's daughter!

  2. This is a great idea. My daughter does the same thing with the book on her lap. I have some extra foam that I could use or even a junky pillow that is around the same size.


  3. What an swesome idea! I love digging through the Dollar Bins at Target =)

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  4. Love it! Fabulous job and such a creative way to make a lap desk!

  5. What a terrific idea! We appreciate you joining us this week at Anything Related!

  6. That is just way cool! I love it. I have been wanting one, but not wanting to spend too much. Great. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Perfect, and I have three artists that could use one!

  8. Very cute and creative! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  10. So cute! When I first saw this I thought it had to be a whole lot more difficult! I think I might be able to do it!



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