I love guest blogging for Charity on Organized Classroom because it is a great outlet to push me to share simple, crafty classroom ideas (ahem, like turning windows into whiteboards or using WD-40 to add “erasability” to cheap whiteboards). Today I have the seed of a great idea to use in the classroom that I know you can make bloom.
I am always in need of organizational storage places. Today I was brainstorming how to store calculators at each of my students desks. After running through a plethora of expensive and time-consuming options, I had my eureka moment. I had all these materials on hand, and you probably do too! This is what you need to make your own fancy storage bags:
- plastic freezer bags (Freezer bags are more durable than the non-freezer kind.)
- duct tape (I used blue.)
- washi tape (Optional, if you want to add pizzazz.)
- metal loose-leaf binder rings (These are also called metal book rings.)
- one hole punch
These are so easy you’ll want to make one right now. Seriously. Do it!
- Cut the top of the plastic bag off. (Or leave it on if you want to be able to close the bag.)
- Put duct tape all the way around the top of the bag. The duct tape adds reinforcement for the metal binder ring holes.
- Add washi tape for a decorative touch. (Again, optional.)
- Cut holes on each side of the bag through the duct tape on both sides.
- Attach metal binder rings.
Voila – you are done! Now you can hook these beautiful organizational bags anywhere you need them! What do you think – genius or what? P.S. You can find more crafty teaching ideas at Mrs. Harris Teaches Science.