I have a quick back to school recycling project for you today. We are going to turn some cardboard tubes into a fun desk caddy, all decked out in stripes and polka dots, perfect for the preteen or teen homework desk!
This is an easy project, so I’m sparing you the step by step photos. You don’t really need them anyway, it’s pretty self explanatory. Polka dots are made using the handle of a paintbrush dipped in paint, and stripes are made with a long liner brush. You can even find those brushes made specifically for making multiple lines as once. I used the one in this package, it’s the one on the far left hand side.
This is easy to make and a great project for teens. They can make it completely on their own, or with help from you if they want it. I used Craftsmart paint, which you can find at Michaels. Any craft paint will do. If you want to know the exact colors, they are listed in the printable version below.
Did you make anything for back to school this year?
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