Dollar stores are the cynosure of teachers and students, because they play a pivotal role in maximizing the teaching learning experience among them at kindergarten level. Craft projects are integral to innovative method of teaching and learning process. It requires variety of materials sold at affordable price, which are of use and throw nature. It is cumbersome to source such items. No craft project can be undertaken without making sure that the necessary material is available.
This is where the dollar stores play a significant role. All the goods required for the said purpose can be bought under one roof at dollar stores, without having to hop from shop to shop, also without having to exceed the budget estimate.
Table of Contents
- Pencil Holder
- Binder Clips
- Binder Clips as Labels
- Photo Holders
- Craft Foam
- Cookie Sheet
- Rubber Door Mats
- Rope Baskets
- Rope Vase
Turn a tooth brush holder into a pencil holder. The tooth brush travel case is a perfect fit in size and shape for this purpose. Children would love to be stuck with their names on it.
Corral cables with binder clips. Attach them to the edge of the table, and then prop the cords through the handles. To make more attractive, glue some googly eyes to a binder clip and you will have cutest book marker around. It would make the kids curious and also inexpensive.
Binder Clips as Labels
Use the binder clips as labels. Plenty of fancy binder clips are available, but easily you can customize your own. They can be painted with color of your choice. Then labels may be attached to them.
Create binder clip photo holders by turning the binder clips into cute little photo holders. It can be tried in the class and it would also amazing holiday gifts.
Craft Foam from dollar store is also very useful item in making a variety of enthusing items. Baby socks, pointers, water squirters, marbles or puff balls etc. can be made out of it.
Cookie sheet sold in dollar store can be turned into an organizer. Cookie is usually magnetic which makes it a perfect base for a magnetic organizer. To camouflage, the fact that the sheet is meant to be in the oven, line the back with reclaimed wood contact paper.
Coasters with felts can be made with pom-poms and basic coasters sold in the dollar store. Once we have our supplies, all we need to do is glue the pom-poms to the coaster and voila.
Rubber Door Mats
Rubber door mats at the dollar store might make a great addition to a blank wall in our house or class room. They are generally pretty flimsy. However, a coat of paint matching with the color of the wall and suiting to your liking would enhance the aesthetics of the interiors.
Upgrading the laundry basket can be achieved with the rope. Readymade rope baskets are pretty expensive. Make your own using cheap laundry basket and colored rope. The thicker the rope, the more enticing would be the end result.
A clear vase can be updated to look more nautical by gluing some rope and adding embellishments. Such updated multi multicolored vases to match with the surroundings would add exuberance to the ambience.