I admit it - I am a container junkie. This cabinet holds a variety of containers: drink mix canisters, plastic bowls from noodle entrees, cups, coffee filters, and some little black foam plates that I have been using for years as "trays" to hold sequins, pompons, and other small craft supplies.
A wipes container makes a perfect paint brush holder.My secret "hoard." I purchase mushrooms every week and had always tossed the blue tubs into the recycling bin until one day I realized that they make wonderful little corrals for lots of materials. (And the beauty of them is that if they get ruined I know that I will get a new one every week!)
A mushroom tub in use. The blue rectangle beneath it is a piece of craft foam left over from a long-ago craft project.If you know anyone with a baby ask her to save Gerber babyfood containers. These little plastic boxes are good for many applications. Here is the die from my Pots of Gold skip counting freebie. I have also used these containers to "prepackage" small art supplies, and to dole out small manipulatives. The lids snap on securely, so they are portable!
TV dinner trays make super sorting trays. This bin is from my Math Center.
This photo is elsewhere in my blog, but I thought I'd include it to show a use for the wonderfully versitile dish tub.
Cereal box template.
These are the abacuses from my Skip Counting by twos activity. I made them from the backing of a used up pad of chart paper.
Lids, lids, lids! So many lids and so many uses. These "live' in our Math Center for counting and sorting, but they are frequently called to duty to hold wiggle eyes or other small items for craft projects. They also are great for holding a dab of Tacky Glue or a smidge of paint.
Livestock water trough, cookie sheets, non-working fishing rod, and garage sale TV stand create a fun magnet center.
Such a lovely table! This past summer when my daughter was moving into her new appartment at college someone was moving out across the hall. He offered her this parson's desk. She didn't want it, but figured I would. My hubby sawed off the legs to make it kindergarten height, and PRESTO! a table for our Discovery Center!
Another lovely table. It came from my parents' basement and is now used as a "Skill Spot." The great thing about Kinders is the fact that they don't care what furnature looks like! They are happy to have little spaces to work.