Have you heard about the Elmer’s Glue Crew? Your school or classroom can collect their empty glue sticks and bottles for recycling. Terracycle will then turn those empties into something new-keeping them out of landfills. The Glue Crew website contains lesson plans that teachers can use in their classrooms to expand on the project and help reinforce the importance of recycling. Classrooms can sign up for the Glue Crew Recycling Program here or simply drop off the collection at their local Walmart on Earth Day.
Creating a fun collection box is great way to kick off the school year and get everyone excited about recycling their glue bottles and sticks.
I upcycled an empty paper box from my office for this project. I decided to use Elmer’s School Glue and Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks as the characters on the lid. It couldn’t have been easier-just attaching googly eyes and drawing on a mouth with a permanent marker. I made the word bubbles in Photobucket and attached them to the box using the No-Wrinkle Dual Tip Glue Pen. I then used Elmer’s Craft Bond Ultra Stix All to attach the bottle and stick to the lid.
I found this image on the Terracycle website and thought it was perfect to use on the sides of the box.
In addition to helping others, Elmer’s also helps you help yourself. Elmer’s is a Upromise partner which means every purchase of Elmer’s or Krazy Glue products when using your participating grocery or drug store card is a percentage donated into your Upromise account. Please look here for more information.
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #BagItForward #collectivebias. All opinions and glued on googly eyes are my own!