How to make a floppy disk desk organizer

How to make a floppy disk desk organizer

Outdated technology, such as floppy disks, slides, film negatives, and old circuit boards, often end up in the landfill due to their obsolescence. However, many of these items feature colorful wire, appealing images, or malleable material (like the bright plastic of these floppy disks) which are the perfect inspiration for creating your own functional and unique home and office accessories.

Here is an easy tutorial on how to make your own desk organizer from floppy disks. My… read more »

May: Paper Mache Snake Shakers

May: Paper Mache Snake Shakers

In May, we made paper mache snake shakers. We blew up long balloons and covered them in paper mache, we then let them dry and the next day started painting them. This project taught us about mixing and learning about how to make different colors.

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The final stage, and this is where SCRAP items came in, was to decorate the final painted balloon with glitter, confetti, material scraps, and random bits of fun that I found among the SCRAP shelves. I also used beads purchased at SCRAP to… read more »

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April: Crafting mayan masks with reused materials

April: Crafting mayan masks with reused materials

Hola! In April our class took a field trip to SCRAP to create masks and further our study of the Spanish-speaking countries in our Spanish class. We have been focusing on the country Honduras of late and the indigenous people that hailed from that land, the Maya people. We discussed the different ways that the Maya dressed and kept their bodies, their crafting of the calendar and the importance of the stars and astronomy in their daily lives.

As a group, we looked at various photos of… read more »

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March: Building sets for a school play

March: Building sets for a school play

This month the lower elementary classrooms are preparing for a school play. My first through third grade students wrote a story about witches and wizards manipulating dragons into eating all the villagers’ crops. Some young children realize what is happening and work to teach the witches and wizards that it is better to do good deeds. For the play we needed to create sets. SCRAP is a great resource for inexpensive materials—large and small—for building sets!

In the play, our dragons go… read more »

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