August 5, 2013

Bucket Seats

Hello again world!  I've given my blog a bit of an update and after almost a full year without a post, I'm back!  The blog has changed a touch because my teaching position has changed a bit!  I've moved to Gage Elementary in Rochester, Minnesota and moved from 4th grade down to...KINDERGARTEN!  Admittedly, I was initially terrified about the idea.  I know nothing about teaching these little learners - ALL of my teaching experience has been in the upper elementary grades.  However, I'm getting so excited for this new adventure!  To share my excitement, I thought I'd see about getting this blog up and running again.

Tonight I'd like to share a project I made tonight that was actually super fast and easy!  I made 6 of these bucket seats to use around my guided reading table.

Supplies Needed:
  • 5-gallon bucket with lid (I got mine at Home Depot)
  • Foam (I used 1 inch think foam from Jo-Ann's)
  • Fabric (2 yards was just about right for my 6 buckets)
  • Stapler/Staples
  • Scissors
  1. Trace around the lid for the bucket onto the foam and cut out your circles.
  2. Trace around the lid onto your fabric, making the circle about 3 inches wider than the lid all the way around.  Cut these out.
  3. Lay your fabric circle right side down, place your foam circle on top of it, followed by the lid upside down.
  4. Start folding your fabric up around the lid, stapling it in place.
  5. Put the lid on your bucket and enjoy your new seat!  Easy and cute!


  1. Great DIY! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I just made 4 tonight.

  3. When you put the lid back on, does it seal it all the way? We are thinking of using these at camp and I just wondered since if we're storing things in there, we'd want it to close tight.


    1. Does the lid seal back on?

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    3. I hear it works if you add the foam to a gamma lid instead...

  4. Thank you I'll let you know how it turned out!

  5. Thank you I'll let you know how it turned out!