Whether you’re in the classroom or at home, storing supplies and keeping everything organized can be a struggle at times. School supplies sometimes have a mind of their own, and can wander off if you’re not careful.
With washi tape being as fabulous as it is, the idea struck me: why not create color (or washi tape) coded supply boxes for different groups in each class? Instead of typical baskets or bins, each group has a box that is marked with a different colored or patterned washi tape.
This way, the boxes used to store and organize each group’s supplies can be easily found and distinguished from one another. If every group hands in their box at the end of the day and there is a pair of scissors or a glue stick missing, you will know who’s group is missing it!
- Supply Boxes (with clear lids)
- Darice Washi Tape
- Darice Alphabet Stickers
- Supplies (scissors, tape, glue)
Step 1. Begin by marking your boxes with a border of washi tape. I used gold, but you can use any combination of colors or patterns that you’d like. It helps if the alphabet stickers are the same color as your washi tape.
And that’s it! This project is so incredibly easy and satisfying. Now, your kids will have their own craft boxes to store their supplies in, and if one is careless with his or her things, it will show!
Thanks to Tara, former teacher and current blogger at Suburble, for creating this easy project!
If you enjoyed this classroom project, you also might like our reusable bingo template!