This past Christmas, my goal was to make as many homemade gifts as possible. Partly for financial reasons, partly because I love being crafty, and partly because I get so sick of buying junky toys! One of the gifts I decided on for my two oldest was lap desks. I thought that they would enjoy them, but would also be very functional gifts. As homeschoolers, they are very useful for school work in the living room or even on their beds. They are also great for car trips! Here is the simple tutorial...
What you will need:
An old t.v. tray (or piece of wood)
Letter Stickers *optional*
We had some old wooden tv trays sitting around from our pre-children days that we never use. So, I asked my husband to remove the actual tray (the top) from the legs. You could use any rectangular piece of wood.
I put my children's name on their lap desks using stickers and then painting over them. First I painted that area white & let it dry. Then place the letters stickers on the tray/wood (if you are using them). Now you will paint the entire tray/wood (may need multiple coats).
After paint has dried, apply the industrial velcro to the tray/wood and the pillow using hot glue gun (this gives an extra amount of adhesiveness). Make sure you line up the velcro strips on the tray and pillow together. I picked up my pillows from JoAnn Fabric on Black Friday for $5 each.
You now have a lap desk! Enjoy :)
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