I've been looking through all of the plastic containers that I have stacked up in the craft room and realized that I really need to use them! The straight sides of of my Talenti Gelato containers were perfect for this quick back-to-school project, so I hope you enjoy my quick tutorial.
Gather together your supplies. I used: two straight-sided plastic jars, acrylic paint, crayons and Weldbond glue. I'll talk about cost at the end.
Paint your containers and let dry. Since you will only see the tops of the jars I used, a second coat of paint was applied there.
Using a glue that I know will work on both painted plastic and paper, I glued three crayons onto the container at a time. Make sure the crayons are staying put before applying the next ones as they can shift quite a bit.
33 crayons and 20 minutes later I was done! Repeat process for additional containers. To ensure minimal glue drippage, I let the containers dry right side up for 10 minutes and then upside down for an hour. Weldbond dries quickly and clearly thankfully!
Pop your pencils, paint brushes markers, scissors, etc. in the containers and you're set with colorful accessories for any teacher's desk, child's fun time or your own creative area.
Cost: Everything I used other than the crayons I already had on hand. I bought the crayons during a back-to-school sale for $0.25 per 24 pack and used just under three packages so my total cost for both containers was just $0.75!
Now on to another container craft... the next one is for Fall, so stay tuned.