I redecorate my son's discarded binders and barely used notebooks. Then, I use them for journals, collecting recipes, etc. It's fun to decorate the books by gluing on flower photos from gardening catalogs, ribbon, paint, and stickers.
By Kay from Tamarac, FL
I know when my kids were in school I'd keep their notebooks and just rip the used pages out and used it for extra paper when they wanted to make notes or pics, but your idea sounds like fun will pass these on to step-daughter (she has 2 in school). Thanks. (07/24/2006)
What an AWESOME idea! Where were you when my 28 year old and 19 year olds were going to school and I bought new notebooks every year!
Thanks for the tip! (07/24/2006)
By Sheila in Florida
Our kids always put away their old colored pencils, scissors, markers, etc. that were still good and used them first the next year before getting new ones out. They always had stuff they hadn't used much from the year before. (07/24/2006)
I ripped out the written on pages from the used notebooks and then use the rest for grocery lists and making up weekly menus and such.
Where does it say that school supplies have to be brand new each year? I would think that if you had supplies leftover from the previous year that were still good and usable, that they could be sent.
My son is in Spec Ed. and I have to sent all sorts of things including hand towel, wash cloth, toothpaste, toothbrush, snacks, drink mixes... and on and on. Anything that can be used again I send again. (08/20/2006)
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