Monday, June 18, 2012

Art Supply Caddy from Recycled Items

This adorable art supply caddy is perfect for little hands.  No more dumping all the crayons out to find a certain color!  It's also made from recycled items.

In typical Morena fashion, I was shopping one day and saw a really cute crayon holder.  I picked it up to look at the price and then put it down.  I figured there had to be a way to make my own.  So I kept looking for items that were the right size to make it.  And, finally, I found them:  in my recycle bin!

 I used a plastic cap from spray paint, a cap from a juice bottle, and a toilet paper tube!

 I glued the orange cap inside the toilet paper tube, about an inch from the bottom.

Then I covered everything with washi tape and glued the tube inside the paint can top.

 I punched a two inch circle from scrap paper and glued it to the base, to make it look neater.

Finally, I sealed the project with Mod Podge, to keep busy little fingers from peeling all the tape off.

 The inner circle holds a glue stick and pair of scissors, while the outside holds a ring of crayons.

 My daughter couldn't wait for me to finish taking pictures so she could color!

Another project that is fast and frugal, but still looks fabulous!   

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  1. That is so cute, and would be great for end of year's teacher's gifts! Lovely photos, too. :)

  2. Washi tape makes everything cuter!

  3. Very clever! I will try this for my classroom!

  4. Super cute! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @!

  5. Very cute idea!! I love the tape idea,so colorful.

  6. What a great idea! So simple and so cute! My kids would love it!

  7. That's so cute ... I love the colors and it's perfect for little hands!

  8. Love this! Would also love to know where you are able to find washi tape for $1. I so want to build my collection, but everywhere I see it, it is so expensive!

  9. Erin, I purchased the tapes seen here at Target. You can find other tapes fr $2 per roll here:

  10. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  11. This is very clever! The things you can make from recyclables!


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