After seeing the great art carousel featured on the blog Homeschool Creations, I knew it was exactly what I wanted. I wanted to use the metal buckets and magnets, but I couldn't find anything that would work around here.
I finally decided these plastic cups would work, and they were on clearance! My total cost for this was about 7 dollars, most of that was the Lazy Susan since I couldn't find one second-hand. I think it was definitely worth it!
I wanted something that was cute enough to complement our dining room/school room, and I think this looks nicer then a bunch of tin cans.... which I thought about using. :) Safer too, since I never can get those edges completely smooth.
What do you think? What materials do you think would make a cute art carousel?