Materials

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Found Objects.

Take a look around and think outside the box while unpacking school supply deliveries or sorting junk mail. Materials that pass through a school campus on any given day are great candidates for re-use in artistic and curriculum-based projects. Here are examples of items on your campus that can connect your students to creative opportunities and eco-minded resourcefulness.

And the list goes on…

Beads
Binder Clips
Book Pages from Broken/Torn Books
Broken Brushes
Bubble Wrap
Calendars
Cardboard Boxes and Pieces
Catalogs
Coffee Filters
Coffee Sleeves
Colored Pencils
Construction Paper
Crayons
Dried Ink Cartridges
Dried Leaves
Feathers
Felt
Empty Tape Rolls – plastic or cardboard
Envelopes – opened with metered mail stamp or postage
Game Pieces – from incomplete games
Greeting Cards – new and used Junk Mail
Kleenex Boxes
Lanyard String
Leaves
Lined Binder Paper
Magazines
Markers – for parts from dried-out pens or markers
Newspaper
Napkins – new
Packaging Ties & Straps – twist, wire, or plastic
Paper Clips
Paper Cups
Paper Napkins
Paper or Plastic Grocery Bags
Paper Plates
Paper Towel Rolls
Pens – for parts from dried out pens
Pencils – too short, broken, or unwanted
Plain Paper or Misprinted Copy Room Paper
Plastic Cups Plastic Cutlery – new or pre-washed
Plastic Water Bottles – pre-washed
Popsicle Sticks
Puzzle pieces – from incomplete puzzles
Ribbon
Rubber Bands
Scholastic News
Seasonal Room Decorations
Shredded Documents or Paper
Large and Small boxes – from quantity office supply orders
Stir Sticks – new
Straws – new
String Tape – clear and masking
Tape Dispensers – disposable
Twigs and Branches
Utensils – mismatched from your staff lounge
Velcro
Yarn