Take all of those old and broken crayons and turn them into some fantastic art for your home! All you have to do is melt them down (carefully) and let the dripping wax do the rest!
To recycle your binders, this is a great idea. TerraCycle and Staples have partnered to provide in-store binder recycling. In most locations, you can take in a used binder and get a $2 credit for a new binder!
A super nice way to recycle your old school supplies is to give them to friends and family members who might need them. Now, this idea is only if the supplies are still in good condition and you just don’t need them. If you have notebooks with no good pages left, then I would suggest recycling the supplies in store instead!
If you don’t have any friends or family members who are in need of your old supplies, then you can give them to the school. Most teachers would be happy to take your gently used items that you don’t want or need anymore. Just talk to the school or the teacher directly to see if they want the extra supplies.
Another place you could consider donating your old school supplies to is charities or other organizations, especially ones that take care of kids. For example, the YMCA is often looking for supplies, but you could also give them to community art classes or other groups that may be in need of school supplies for their students and users.
When it comes to old textbooks, you either want to recycle them properly or consider selling them. Usually, you don’t want to just throw away books because of the glue in their binding. Instead, try to sell them online or to people you know will be taking the class next year. If that doesn’t work, there are lots of places at schools and libraries that will take your old textbooks for free.
Just because your kids won’t be using a lunch box anymore doesn’t mean you need to throw it away! Instead, make some great crafts with them! You can use them to store items around the home or get a bit more decorative for other storage ideas!
For items like batteries, calculators, old tablets, or unneeded computers, make sure you go through the correct e-waste collection services. Your local schools and libraries should offer you resources to help you properly dispose of those items so that they don’t contaminate anything.
One of the things I love to do with my kids’ old assignments and homework is to make paper mache projects with them! Just cut the papers into strips and you can do all sorts of fun ideas!
Turn an old pencil box into a fantastic summer supply organizer. You could use it to store first aid supplies when you go camping, or maybe to store goggles and earplugs for swimming. As long as your supplies fit in the box, you’re good!
Here’s an idea that combines two old school supplies! Take empty glue sticks and fill them with old crayons. If you get enough old crayons, then you can end up making a new, bigger, crayon for your kids to use! How clever and efficient.
Carve and shave down the rest of the pencils you have to make some awesome pencil jewelry. It may not be high end, but it’s cute, looks good, and can be worn pretty much whenever you want!
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