5 Minute DIY Lap Desk
It won’t be long before school is back in session. If your child’s bedroom is too small for a desk or if they have one and get tired of sitting at it, make this simple DIY lap desk, and they can sit and do their homework almost anywhere! All you need are a handful of supplies and about 5 minutes of time.

5 Minute DIY Lap Desk

Supplies from Old Time Pottery:
Trays
Neck Pillows
Small plastic buckets

Other supplies:
Scotch Fasteners (a.k.a. Velcro) strips

5 Minute DIY Lap Desk

1. Cut two strips of the fasteners (front and back) a couple of inches shorter than the length of the neck pillow. Apply them to the underside of the tray, the rough side of the fasteners against the plastic tray.

2. Locate the seam running the length of the neck pillow.

3. Place the pillow, seam side down on the fasteners and press firmly to assure a good attachment.

My boys were crazy for these neck pillows and wanted to be able to play with them without the trays if they wanted. Since the soft sides of the fasteners are attached to them, they can be removed from the tray and laid on.

5 Minute DIY Lap Desk
To create a pencil holder on the lap desk, add two small strips of the fasteners to the underside of the small bucket and press it firmly to a corner of the desk. Now pencils, pens, crayon, etc. are within easy reach and won’t go flying about.

5 Minute DIY Lap Desk 5 Minute DIY Lap Desk
My guys are already using their desks for coloring and writing. We even found some cute notebooks, notepads, and large grip mechanical pencils at Old Time Pottery to get them started.

You can’t beat this DIY lap desk for a quick and inexpensive craft!

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Michele is a wife and mommy to two little boys. She recently gave up her job in the field of science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. When she’s not playing superheroes or building Lego mansions you can find her creating at The Scrap Shoppe. She doesn’t shy away from any type of media so you never know what sort of project will show up on her blog next!
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Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.

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  1. FRIDA FERGUSON August 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM Reply

    So clever.So easy .

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