Alright, Its that time of the year. This year was tougher then the last. Fortunately, Summer is calling your name. Video games, late nights, freedom, and all!
But what to do with all this leftover work. I mean really? Mrs. EveryoneShouldLoveMath would not ease up on those extra equations!
But Hold a Tic! There is something you can do with all those pesky papers! You could throw them in a bonfire and have a party of burning the ole school days away. However, for all those go greeners ( and for those who dont have the bonfire option like I) there is a lovelier way of turning school work into something decorative and possibly useful.
AND... you WILL have soooooooooooo much fun ripping equations in half!...while recycling. Thats easier to explain to your mother than the smell of burnt ink.
What did you make?
I made a monogram out of old homework and cardboard. I just had so much homework left over from last semester, that it disappointed me to seen it tossed away - even in the recycling bin. So this creation came about. My inspiration was the Go Green Spirit and the need for decoration in my room. and locker. and soon dorm. I love this project over the others I had in mind is because there is a lot of potential. To each his or her own. One can create a unique piece. With some paper, glue, cardboard, and a little imagination, this cool personal inexpensive gift to yourself can go a long way. PLUS, it is really fun to rip your homework. each crinkle shakes a inch of stress away.
How did you make it?
Well... within the next 7 steps, you can see your homework be transformed into something lavish. I pretty sure that everyone wants to get rid of wasted space, especially when you see your backpack you realize you are becoming a hoarder. Its simple. Just rip, cut, paste, paste some more, and decorate. I cut a slot at the top so I can drop coins in. UNfortunately, I did not have all the necessary items, but thats what makes the project AWESOME. its so easy and even if you mess up some things it will still come out great. I have to be honest though. I wish I would have took a little more time to do this, but thats my fault. But I still love it. Imagine if you did this while relaxing, listening to music casually...those creative juices will be a'flowin!
Where did you make it?
I made this at home in my kitchen and partially in my room. In the kitchen, it was a little fun constructing by the window with a gentle and a snack by my side. However I was in the way of others. IN my room, it was very relaxing. Literally ripping your stress away changes the atmosphere around you very therapeutic for me and maybe for you too. Like I said...each, his/her own
What did you learn?
First, my biggest issues with this project was not having the original supplies and thinking what could I do to replace the items missing. But that was easy, it only took me a matter of seconds to figure it out. MIdway I had doubt ( I know, I know I shouldnt have) but it came out better than I hoped which is rare. Im really glad I had the oppurtunity to share this idea with others. My suggestions would have to be to just have fun and think outside of the box (wink, wink). If I did it again, (which I AM!) I would experiment with different paper textures and colors and collect items to decorate.
Step 1: So You Shall Need:
10-15 sheets of your Homework (you should have plenty)
4 Sheets of Cardboard (A ripped box shall do)
Scissors and/or Exacto Knife
Hot Glue or Tape
Elmer's Paper Mache Glue ( or if you are cheap like I, look up a paper mache glue recipe)
Blank Paper (for Custom Stencil)