"Green" Up That Lunchbox
With school around the corner, stores are putting out lots of brand new, pricey metal lunchboxes. Used regularly, they’re better for the planet than individual, quickly discarded ones made of plastic or paper. But if you really want to be green, try this creative craft alternative instead. You’ll save money and energy, and your child can create a one-of-a-kind lunchbox that will never be mistaken for one of her classmates'. Oh, and did we mention: this activity requires measurement—adults, stand by to help—which happens to be an important part of second grade math.
What You Need:
- Plastic or metal lunchbox (easily found at thrift stores or garage sales)
- Clear plastic contact paper
- Colorful kids’ magazines or old calendars with pictures your child especially likes
- Rubber cement