What’s up-cycling you may ask? It’s taking things that could be old or recycled and turning them into everyday useful things! Decorating and keeping a classroom stocked can be expensive, especially in the primary grades. So I wanted to take the time and post about how to up-cycle and DIY some things for your room.
Before I get into useful tips on how to reuse the things in your room, I wanted to tell you about a great hidden gem of a website. I’ll post the link as always. If you type it in BE CAREFUL not to reverse the wording. This is a page I learned about from an art professor and the products are amazing! You can buy all your glue, paper, markers, and craft sticks in bulk cheap. If you have a limited budget and need to buy these items out of pocket go here!
This blog, the Clutter-Free Classroom, has great ideas on how to reuse and decorate containers for classroom storage.
Students or you have a messy desk? Those desk and paper organizers can add up your first year. Who doesn’t have cereal boxes though?
What other ways can you re- purpose items in your classroom?
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