Cardboard...what can I do with it?

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  1. myKroom

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    I just purchased a picture from an art gallery and it came in a nice big, flat cardboard box...and I started to think...what can I do with this nice big piece of cardboard!!??

    We all know that everything has a use when you are a teacher!! ;)

    Here's my problem...I'm not creative...so I need some ideas! I currently teach Kindergarten and if I'm lucky might be teaching preschool! Please pass your ideas my way...please don't let this cardboard go to waste!!! :)
     
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    You can cut it up and make covers for student books.
    Use it to back a poster then laminate it.
    Bookmarks the students can draw on.
    Cut it to use as dividers on bookshelves.
     
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    Flat storage of posters/pictures etc?
    Depending on how big it is...can it be used for storage of large floor puzzle pieces?
     
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    Is it large enough to hold posters or bulletin board sets?

    If not, you could make it look like a window with shutters that open and close. Cut one side of the box in the middle to make flaps that open like shutters and paint the inside with an outdoor scene that fits your theme, paint the flaps to look like shutters and spray the whole thing with a clear sealer. Here is a mirror from IKEA that is made similarly so you can picture it a little better: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20079403
     
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    I cut cardboard to paper size and cover it with patterned contact paper. By putting a binder clip on top you make a good cheep clipboard.
     
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    OMG that mirror is too cute. I believe it's time for an IKEA road trip. :wub:

    Depending on how large it is, you can use it to paint a backdrop on and use it for your reading area.

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    Or you could make a privacy shield.

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    Great ideas...thank you very much!!!
     

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