Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Come2Chat Challenge #2: Cardboard Classic

This past week’s challenge was to recycle some cardboard into something practical and useful.  Once again I’m blown away by the incredible creations people submitted for this.


Look what Fab came up with!  Is this not gorgeous???  http://www.papermood.com


Genelle submitted two items; first is this super cute coupon bag.


And then this adorable Spring sign!  http://creatingthehive.com/genvoss/blog


Check out the amazing book that Leslie http://leslierahye.blogspot.com made based on a design by Wenche http://wenchespapirverden.blogspot.com/2010/11/tutorial-pa-bok-eske.html


Look at this incredible desk organizer that Amanda made, complete with drawer!  http://www.ajsartsanddesigns.com She’ll be demo’ing a super cool paint technique on this on her show this Thursday, In the Paintbox with Amanda Marks on the Creative EdVentures channel, http://linqto.com/rooms/creativeedventures at noon Eastern.

I went a slightly different direction.  I have a BIG stack of these file folders sitting around – they are too big for my filing cabinet and some have been lightly used, so I’ve been upcycling them into my projects.  In my classroom, I would make tons of games in file folders for my students to place in our various learning centers around the room.  It was something that they could easily carry to a table or their desks and didn’t take up much room to store.  They were also inexpensive and easy to make and so I could have a big variety of them on hand.


Here is the Nine Men’s Morris game I made from one of the file folders, some scraps of scrapbooking paper, and some scraps of ribbon.  I punched the game tokens out of scraps of scrapbooking paper that I glued to scraps of cereal box cardboard to make them a bit sturdier.

Now…..drumroll………………….for our new challenge, Disc-o Party (thanks Leslie for the great name!) due Monday, March 28th (preferably by noon so we can share them during chat time!):  I propose that you create something out of old CDs, DVDs, cases from CDs or DVDs, or old floppy disks that is for a party.  It can be any aspect of the party that you wish as long as it’s party themed.  And…….GO!!!!

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