Here are some of those ideas...
So, one day as I was weeding my collection of VHS tapes, I decided to save the boxes. No real purpose at that point. I just thought they were sturdy boxes and they could be used for something. It was later when I was creating a display for Banned Books Week that a purpose became evident. You see, we all want our students to check out the books they become interested in, but how do I have a book on display but still allow book checkout? I made these book dummies. I used the VHS case as the body for a book cover and added information about the book in conjunction with Banned Books Week.
Once I made this initial breakthrough with, then applying it to other situations became a test of creativity. Here are some of those examples:
Saw these two gems on Pinterest!
Some more possibilities...
- A box for supplies for a Makerspace activity.
- Art supply kits.
- Mini challenge kits or one set of materials for a center.
- Organize manipulatives for just about any subject.
I hope this post has sparked your creative juices. Please reply with any ideas you have for upcycling VHS boxes.