I hope you have been having fun with our Back to School crafts this week!
I thought it might be fun to make a locker (or cubby) organizer. This craft is super easy to make and you probably have most of these supplies at home! The best part is, it will be a trendy way to keep your school supplies organized and it only takes 10 east steps!
You will need:
An empty soup can (with label removed)
Colorful construction paper
Double Sided tape
Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make the craft!
Step 1: Cut the construction paper to the same height and width as the soup can.
Step 2: Fold one of the pieces of paper in half and cut 3/4″ -1″ strips from the fold. Make sure to leave 1/4″ remaining uncut at the unfolded ends.
Step 3: Cut 3/4″ -1″ strips from the two other colors. Make sure to cut these strip in directions of the height (not the length).
Step 4: Weave the strips into the slits of the folded paper alternating colors as you go along.
Step 5: Once you have woven enough strips that you are almost at the bottom, push the strips up to make sure that they are snug against each other. Add another final strip if there is room.
Step 6: Once you have woven all the colorful strips into the sliced paper, flip the paper over and tape (using double sided tape) along the two long sides and one of the short sides.
Step 7: Flip paper over and place another line of double sided tape on the same short end as you had done on the other side. Tape the woven paper onto the soup can. It should stick to the can when you press against it since you used double sided tape.
Step 8: Wrap woven paper around the can. Press the loose end down onto the end with double sided tape) to complete the wrap.
Step 9: Place double sided tape around the top and bottom rim and add the 1″ ribbon as a trim.
Step 10: Fill your organizer with your favorite pens and pencils and place in your locker or cubby!
Step 10: The finished Locker Organizer!
I hope you have fun making this! You can try different ways of decorating your organizer with different types of paper or by using stamps, glitter, stickers or anything else your imagination comes up with! Have fun!