Monday, July 27, 2015

Natalie's Crayons - Monday Made It

In our family we eat a lot of cheese.

Mozzarella, Muenster, Colby...

Slices of cheese, grated cheese, cheese sticks....

...and Ricotta.

Lots of Ricotta cheese.

I never know what to do with the leftover containers.

Usually we just toss them in the recycling bin.

Until today.

As I walked them out to the garage I had an idea.

These containers are the perfect size for storing all sorts of items.

In fact, I pay top dollar for containers like these in the stores.

So, I borrowed some of my husband's spray paint and painted them.

I created a few labels and taped them on.

I might hot glue them tomorrow.  The corners are peeling up a little and a dab of hot glue under each corner should do the trick.

Crayon boxes don't stand a chance against my 20-month old.  These little plastic containers will be the perfect holder of her most prized possessions.

I plan to save these throughout the summer for classroom storage.

Want a copy of these labels?  Download them here.  Just make sure to download the fonts so that you can view the labels correctly.  They were created in Power Point so that you can edit the text.

Check out all the other Monday Made It's at Tara's blog, Fourth Grade Frolics.

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twolittlebirds said...

What a great idea!! That is adorable!! And I am from Buffalo and would shop no where else besides Wegmans!! LOVE IT!!!


Unknown said...

These are ADORABLE! You're right - I'd pay top dollar for these at a store.

janiefahey said...

That is genius!! What a fantastic idea and your finished product looks awesome!
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Alison Rose said...

That crayon container is awesome!!! I love the labels!
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Jennie said...

who doesn't love pens! I pick up pens from every vacation!!

ES said...

Great idea with the crayon container. I bet your daughter will love to put in and out her crayons! I would use the pens as special incentives for the ELLs to write more!

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