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It’s back-to-school season and we have got you covered! In this video by “Crafty Hackers,” they show ten ways to recycle, reuse and create school supplies; utilizing the items left from the previous school year and around the house. We give you a brief description of the project mentioned in the video and all of the supplies needed. These crafts will be fun for the family and save you money in the process! 

1.Desk Organizer 

This craft transforms an empty cereal box into a practical desk organizer. Something unique about the organizer is that ” Crafty Hackers” shows you how to customize your project with pens and pencil holders…made from plastic straws.

Supplies mentioned In Video 

  • Empty Cereal Box 
  • Scissors 
  • Adhesive Glue and Hot Glue 
  • Used Plastic Straws

2.Supply Holder 

Buying a supply holder may not run you a high price tag, but the purchase can potentially be unnecessary. Using what you already have is key for this project. If you already have a pencil pouch that may have cracked or had a worn-down appearance, this project would put it to great use!  

Supplies mentioned In Video

  • Notebook With Metal Binding 
  • Exacto Knife 
  • Pouch 

3.Pencil case holder 

 If you have an empty paper towel cardboard tube you can make a customizable pencil case! with a few cuts and colorful felt material you can make your case in no time at all. 

 Supplies mentioned In Video 

  • Paper Towel Cardboard Tube 
  • Zipper 
  • Hot Glue 
  • Colored Felt Sheets 
  • Scissors 

4.Notebook Planner  

Instead of buying a brand new organizer for school classes, create one! “Crafty Hackers” show you step by step how to take a simple notebook and transform it into a school planner. 

    Supplies Mentioned In Video  

  • Notebook 
  • Masking Tape 
  • Colored highlighter Markers 

5.Resized Pouch 

The project focuses on resizing something you already have to the size that would be ideal for you. The video shows you how just by cutting, you have the ability to repurpose something like a plastic paper folder into a pouch for your school necessities. 

 Supplies Mentioned In Video 

  • Pouch 
  • Scissors 
  • Double-Sided Tape 

6.Decorative Art Notebook 

Adding art to your notebook can transform and add a personal touch to something so plain. Let your creativity flow. 

    Supplies Mentioned In Video 

  • Notebook 
  • Paint and Brushes 

7.Pencil Slingshot

This task is perfect for a child who enjoys building and/or toy creation. While this craft is not very practical for school use, it will inspire your child to be creative. 

      Supplies Mentioned In Video 

  • Pencils 
  • Rubber bands 
  • Paper clip and thumbtacks  

8.Scrap Paper Design Notebook or Folder 

This project takes paper laying around the house such as newspapers, magazines, and loose paper to create a “new” notebook or folder. Once you find your desired paper you will cut and apply with adhesive to the exterior of your notebook, making a new cover and overall look. 

  Supplies Mentioned In Video 

  • Scrap Paper 
  • Adhesive Glue 

9.Sponge and Eraser Stamp 

This craft would be great for kids who like to create art and designs. It uses a sponge or eraser as a canvas and carving your desired design to create that stamp. After the design is created all you need is ink or paint to finish. 

Supplies Mentioned In Video 

  • Sponge or Eraser 
  • Exacto  knife 
  • Ink/Paint

10.Colored Pencil Holder 

This craft is one of the easiest. The outcome is simple but practical for a young artist. With just a piece of paper, you can create a pencil holder that rolls up in a scroll for easy transport. 

     Supplies Mentioned In Video 

  • Paper 
  • Exacto Knife
  • String  

Those are ten school supplies you can make at home using objects around the house. 

Make sure to share this article with someone else you know. Happy Reusing!