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Monday, July 11, 2011

Make Over Monday #4

Plastic Straws

Okay, I have tons of things in mind that will eventually be made over! However, I am behind on getting any projects finished....ummm or started. I have been too busy enjoying my summer off with my kids!
So instead I wanted to get some thoughts and opinions from my readers! At the end of the school year things that have just sat around tend to find their way to the trash can. I walked through the teachers lounge one day and found a box of these in the trash. (Top of the trash and still nicely placed in the box.)

I passed by the first time, and could not resist going back for them. So now I have a box of about 125 of these plastic straws. I have been brainstorming good ways to re- use these. I was trying to think of a way to use them in my classroom with the kids. So far I have only come up with a couple of ideas.
I thought about trying to spray paint them in different colors and them maybe cut them into pieces. (We could sort them,count them, or make patterns with them.) (I could even let them make bracelets out of them.)
I don't creative juices are not flowing on this one yet!

So what do ya' think?


  1. Looks like it could be made into a pointer...

  2. i like reba's idea.

    There is also a fun craft you can do where you add some liquid soap to paint. The kids blow bubbles in the paint and then transfer the bubbles to their paper where they pop and make a neat paint bubble design. Just an idea?

  3. Or you can dip one end into craft paint and blow on the other end to make fun splatter art. I just have to say you have a great blog!! So many great ideas. I have been looking around and could pot a comment at the end of almost every post I have read! Great job. I am for sure a new follower can't wait to see what you do next!