Students bring enough chaos to the classroom that every organizational hack is useful – especially when it comes to organizing students’ classroom tools! Having students make their own DIY Seat Sack Chair Organizers is a great way to keep the classroom neat and organized, and because these seat sacks are made with inexpensive paper plates, they won’t break the budget!
If you’re using these DIY back of chair organizers with preschoolers, you might want to make them yourself and simply have the children decorate their seat pouches. They also serve as great name tags when the kids’ names are prominently written on them.
Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Paper Plate Seat Sack
As with all projects on Paper Plate Fun, this supply list is for the project as shown in this tutorial. We encourage you to substitute items for things you have on hand!
- Two paper plates per seat sack
- Hole punch
How to Make Your Own Seat Sack Chair Organizer with Paper Plates
It’s so easy and affordable to get your classroom organized with these chair pockets! Follow these steps and you’ll make these in no time.
Use the ruler and pencil to draw a halfway point dividing line on the back of a paper plate.
Cut the plate in half. Once cut, run a line of glue along the inside edge of the cut paper plate, and then press it onto the inside edge of the other paper plate. This will form a pocket. (Note: if you, the adult, is making these DIY seat sacks, you may prefer to use hot glue to make the process faster.)
Once the glue has dried, use the hole punch to cut holes along the bottom edge of the paper plate pocket.
Reinforce the paper plate pocket edge with yarn. Weave the yarn in and out of the holes and tie off the yarn at both ends.
Use the hole punch to punch two holes at the top of the full paper plate, and string yarn through the holes. This is how you will tie the paper plate seat pouch organizer to students’ chairs.
Write the students’ names on each of the seat sacks, and if desired, let the students decorate their seat pouches for a fun and colorful look! Fill the seat sacks with each students’ supplies to keep them neat and organized throughout the school year.
These DIY paper plate seat sacks are surprisingly sturdy! Although they’re not large enough to hold things like notebooks or pencil boxes, they are large enough to hold a wide variety of common classroom materials like school glue, glue sticks, scissors, crayons, markers, pencils, and more!
And, because they’re so cheap to make, you can replace them at any time if needed!
Will you be making a DIY seat sack with paper plates for your classroom organization this year? Let us know in the comments!
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