My son’s kindergarten teacher was looking for a step stool for the students that was wide enough to be able to stand on while using their Promethean Board (aka Smart Board).  No step stools were made in this width that I could find.  After looking at our own double wide step stool, I started thinking…hmmmm…it can’t be that difficult! And I was right!

With my measurements in hand I went to Lowes. I wanted the top step to be about 3-4 inches longer than the bottom step so that it would sit on top of the side pieces and the bottom step would fit in between them. The ever helpful guys at Lowes cut the pieces to my measurements. When I got home I drew a half circle on the bottom of the side pieces (you don’t have to do this, you could leave them filled in if you wanted to make it even easier), then cut them out with my jigsaw.

I then sanded all of the pieces and attached the middle step to the side pieces at the desired height, then attached the top step on top of the side pieces. (I used wood screws.) Then we primed and painted it!

You may have noticed my little guy, Leonard, helped me along the way! He loved being able to help then take this in to his classroom and tell them all about how we made it!

Our plan to decorate the step stool is to paint a tree in the middle of the top step and have the kids each paint a “leaf” on the tree by making a thumb print. My thought is that I can add other trees without leaves and Leonard’s teacher can repeat this with future classes.

Thank you so much for all that you do Ms. Hoffman! We appreciate it more than you know!

Here’s is our original step stool that we painted with the boys footprints and the kitty cats’, too!