This easy to make and inexpensive Back-To-School Command Center is a great way to keep your kids organized during the school year! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.
I tend to keep my organization systems fairly simple. I believe that if it’s too complicated, it winds up defeating the purpose of being organized in the first place. One of the issues I’ve had in our homeschool journey, is keeping my son organized. He needs constant reminders for his chores, daily school work, and extra-curriculum activities.
I don’t blame the kid, he’s only eleven years old and more concerned with sports or the latest video games. However, I’m a huge believer that kids are capable of taking ownership of their responsibilities. I decided that this school year I would create a command center to help keep him be more organized and stay on task.
This command center is super easy to create. It was created with Duck Tape and items from my local dollar store. You can use the Duck Tape to personalize and style up the command center. My son had a blast helping me create this and is looking forward to using it this school year.
Back-To-School Command Center
Use Duck Tape to tape the poster board to foam board. My poster board was a little larger than my foam board, so I just trimmed the excess.
Let your kids choose the color of the poster board and Duck Tape. There are over 200 prints and colors of Duck Tape to choose from, so every project will be unique. Find Duck Tape here!
I then created a pocket to hold folders for his school work. I did this by cutting strips of Duck Tape and taping them to each other. Once I had large enough piece, I trimmed the edges to make it even.
I taped the piece to the poster board with a different pattern of Duck Tape and added sticker letters to label it. It will house his homeschool worksheets and assignments.
I again repeated the last step, but on a smaller scale to create pockets for his chore cards. One pocket is for “To-Do” cards and the second pocket is for the “Done” cards. Again, I let him pick his favorite colors and patterns to customize his board.
I also added a monthly calendar so that he knows when he has an upcoming sports game or activity.
My son also had fun customizing the binder clips with Duck Tape without my help. Duck Tape is truly an easy crafting medium for kids of all ages and often doesn’t require additional supplies such as glue, scissors, staples, etc.
I used the binder clips to hold some sticky notes with reminders and his reward chart.
This is the finished product. I love that it’s practical, simple and inexpensive. My son is excited to put it to use and he’s already making use of the chore card system.
What kind of back-to-school project would you make with Duck Tape? I would love to hear your ideas!