Last month, the foster kiddo spent a few days exploring the possibilities of painting with water colors. I created an art space of sorts to create her masterpieces. The table was purchased a few years ago for under $20 at a chain discount store. The green cup is from a nation wide dollar store and she used it to clean her brushes.
The particle board square is actually one of the shelves from my nightstand. I had her lay the canvas/construction paper down on the particle board square to minimize the potential mess.
As a result of her painting, the particle board was given an unexpected though not unwelcome makeover. Not pictured is the shoe box in which she currently keeps her painting supplies.