Don't throw that old composition book or notebook just yet. Tear off the pages and put some more garters and some carton strips and you have now a cover for your tablet. It's something that's unique that your kid wants to have. Plus, you don't have to spend anything for it.
Instead of throwing away your kids' leftover watercolor, use the last squirt of paint to make DIY cards. This is a great project with your kids to prepare for celebrations and invitations that need these cards. You do not have to buy the ready made ones in the store that costs so much. The good thing is you can keep them in a box and use them when needed.
Keep forgetting birthdays and recitals? Pick some Post-its and create a big calendar for the whole family. I'm sure your kids will also use it for their school works and events. There are just too many things to remember and everyone needs to be posted on the daily-do activities.
When your kids ditched those colored pencils from last year, you don't have to throw them out just yet. Make these bracelets with your kids to kick start an awesome school year. Just make sure to guide your kids in making holes on the chopped colored pencils where the string will be inserted. Your kid will be the hippest and chicest kid in school from now on!
Is it me or the notebooks and pencils seem plainer and plainer each passing year? If you have some leftover washi tapes from last Christmas, you can still use them to make awesome designs to fill up those ordinary notebooks and pencils. It's fun to do with your kids and the results are awesome!
Do you have your kids' ruler from last year and the year before that? Take them out and crate these one-of-a-kind pen holders that will perk up your desk from boringness. Some adhesive will do the trick and of course, there no limitations on the design you would want to make. Classic and organized is what you are aiming for.