Monday, July 28, 2014


Do you have any of these?

Our reading and Social Studies series came in them.  We seemed to have a bunch laying around in the workroom that no one was using.  They are strong, sturdy, and I was sure very useful.  I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics and Made it Monday to show you what I did with mine.
I thought maybe my students could use them.  Five tables....I needed to round up five boxes  (and a couple extra for me)

I didn't like the writing on the boxes.  Let's face it, I like matchy match and a cleaner (cuter?) look.  I figured duck tape was the answer.  It comes in so many different colors and patterns. 

I just wrapped the boxes with the colored duck tape first around the top and the bottom, then the gap in the middle was filled in with the pattern.
They fit nicely on my shelves and under my computer desk.  This one is holding ten frames, hundreds charts, and other math work mats.
I made this for my principal...but then decided to keep it for myself.  Love when I get to show school pride.  Right now it has student folders (for writing), but I think it will find it's way behind my desk as soon as I round up one more box.
Easy Peasy.....all ready to go!
What are you working on?


  1. Oh my word! I love your project! And it just so happens that we have tons of these since we just moved to a different series. What a clever way to recycle and re-use!

  2. The duct tape is a great idea to decorate with! I did something similar with those little boxes. According to the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS) we're suppose to have in each center a few books and writing materials- just in case they want to get creative or read about something in that center. I taught ECSE- centers centers centers everywhere! I grabbed a few of those little curriculum boxes like you used and put a few of those in the centers. I did a few other little cutesy tricks too, but I'll tell you about those another time.