Every year the school supplies list gets longer and longer as children go back to school each year. Though many items are essential to the curriculum, a long list of supplies can become expensive. For parents and teachers wanting to facilitate crafts and projects without breaking the bank, it’s as simple as having a roll of natural kraft paper on hand. This roll of versatile paper, can help create interesting learning activities for your students while keeping your classroom costs down.
At Oren International, we love to work with schools by providing rolls of kraft paper for arts and craft projects. Awarded a Partner in Education with Oakcrest Elementary School in Escambia County, we are happy to give back for another successful school year.
Try these four ideas for making the most of kraft paper this school year.
Custom book covers. Students can make their own covers out of inexpensive kraft paper. This is a fun first-day-of-school activity to encourage an interactive class, and show how each student is unique. After the books are covered, have students decorate the paper how they want to show off their talents and personalities.
Easy timelines. Because kraft paper comes in rolls, it is already cut in many widths to make an easy illustrative timeline. You can hang a long piece of paper up on your classroom wall and create a timeline to help your students remember historical events, geographic locations and other subjects. Fun banners can also be created.
Affordable table and desk protection. Maintain the safety of your classroom furniture with a roll of kraft paper. Similar to restaurants, teachers can protect furniture inside and out of the classroom from paints, chemicals, or food by covering it with kraft paper. This is a single-use option that is recyclable and compostable.
Wrapping paper for any occasion. Purchasing wrapping paper for each season can be costly. Instead, start with a blank canvas with kraft paper for the holidays, Mother’s Day or birthdays. Before the gifts are wrapped, students can decorate the paper with stencils, paint, accessories or personal drawings. Their homemade kraft wrapping paper will be heartfelt, very sturdy, and inexpensive.
Due to the incredible versatility of kraft paper, it is no wonder why it’s an ideal classroom staple. It's practical, and inexpensive taking you through unlimited projects throughout the school year. For more information on how to stock up on kraft paper now, contact us at Oren International.