Tuesday, February 7, 2012


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This week's challenge is to "upcycle" a free storage container to make it new an
d improved. Below are a list of some free container ideas. Remember a little spray paint, scrapbook paper, Modge Podge, ribbon and stickers go a long way.

Consider sending out an email or a note to your student's families requesting some of the items below. You'll be amazed at how quickly you are able to acquire lots and lots of them.

  • baby food containers
  • coffee can
  • formula cans
  • soup cans
  • pizza box
  • cereal box
  • shoebox
  • Priority Mail boxes
  • Altoids tin
  • Crystal Lite Container
  • Pringles cans
  • Magazine holders
  • baby wipes container
  • plastic containers from the deli
  • copy paper box
  • yogurt containers
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  1. I use the crystal light containers in my classroom and they work so well.


  2. I love those crystal light containers- they are so useful!


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  4. Can you believe it? I had done this over the holidays and finished up a set of cans for stationary! All it cost was a few cans of kidney beans and a bit ot printing.
    I just posted pictures in my last post.
    ✪ Liam ✪
    Twist of Liam

  5. I buy frozen juices that come in the white plastic containers, then cover them in cute contact paper. They work really well for holding pencils, colored pencils, and skinny markers!

  6. You may have discovered this by now but Lay's Stax cans are shaped like Pringles but made of plastic! They are sturdier and easier to clean out. Thanks for all your tips!!!


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