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We were in desperate need of some storage for the kid’s homework supplies. The shelf in the cupboard that kept their daily journals, chore charts, and pencils, etc. was a booby trap. Stuffed with loose papers just waiting to fall out when you opened it. I put off organizing it all summer, but now that school is back in session I decided to get to work on it by creating a caddy and homework station for each child.
Duck tape sure has come a long way! I shared our Duck Tape® bunting during the holidays and am here to share how to use it for our back to school project. I found these fun prints at Walmart. The craft section had a few styles, but these fun ones were actually in the hardware section. My personal favorite are the minions! I love Duck Tape® because it comes in a ton of styles, it is strong, water proof, and holds EVERYTHING!
When we went camping last weekend we splurged and bough the kids a big box of individual cereals. I decided to re-use those little boxes for this project, but you could easily use cans or any other small container.
Trim off the flaps on the top of the boxes. I used 3, but you could use as many as you want. The more you use, the more divided sections you will have.
Line them up together and attach them togeth with a large strip of Duck Tape® across the center (all the way around).
Following the direction of your print (mine were all vertical) start covering the boxes in strips. Trimming off the top and wrapping the bottom under the box.
Continue all the way around your boxes until your caddy is complete!
It is the perfect size for kids to carry around.
I found these file folder holders on Walmart.com in a pack of 4. They were just what I was looking for to house the boxes as well as the other items that the kids use on a daily basis.
I continued taping boxes until I had 3 sets.
Aren’t they fun! There are so many fun uses for these rolls of Duck Tape®. Packaging, chore charts, preschool projects, frames, bunting, etc.
I added a strip to each of the boy’s folders. Nothing will get mixed up this way. They each have a folder with the weekly list of chores to check off. They also have a daily journal and chapter book that usually end up floating around the house. Not anymore.
I added a small manila envelope to keep their box tops in (they collect these to earn money for school), pressed on another strip of decorative Duck Tape ® across the front and they were finished. Ready to slide in the cupboard. Everything housed in one place and easily accessible for every day use.
Here’s another back to school idea. Kaylee’s teacher asked us to label her pencil box and school supplies. I added a little strip of tape to them to set hers apart. There is a Kylie and Kelsey in her class so this way there will be no confusion. She will be the only kids in class with cute owls all over her school supplies.
You can buy Duck Tape at Walmart for any number of back to school projects. Follow @TheDuckBrand for tons of creative inspiration!
Which design is your favorite?