Really?   "to restore dry erase boards that are hard to erase: spray a clean board with wd40, wipe dry with paper towels. the wd40 fills in the dried pores of the board that hold in marker ink, making it easier to erase."

Really? "to restore dry erase boards that are hard to erase: spray a clean board with wd40, wipe dry with paper towels. the wd40 fills in the dried pores of the board that hold in marker ink, making it easier to erase."

Fun (and free!) countdown timers for the classroom! Read this blog post on Corkboard Connections to find out where to download these timers and more and some tips for using them in the classroom.

Fun Countdown Timers for the Classroom

Fun (and free!) countdown timers for the classroom! Read this blog post on Corkboard Connections to find out where to download these timers and more and some tips for using them in the classroom.

Color clothes pins by soaking in food coloring. In each jar or container, pour boiling water, a tablespoon of vinegar and food coloring drops and mix well.  You can use any combination of drops to make varying colors and shades.  I used both traditional food colors and the neon food colors to make about a dozen different colors.  Add your clothespins and let them soak for at least an hour.

Color clothes pins by soaking in food coloring. In each jar or container, pour boiling water, a tablespoon of vinegar and food coloring drops and mix well. You can use any combination of drops to make varying colors and shades. I used both traditional food colors and the neon food colors to make about a dozen different colors. Add your clothespins and let them soak for at least an hour.

Clogged glue bottles - a real frustration when you have a group of 25 kids waiting for the glue!  Remove tops and put into a bowl with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  Work oil into lids, rinse and put back on bottles of glue.  The oil keeps the glue from clogging the lids.  Haven't tried it yet but have 50 bottles of glue I will attack first thing after the holiday break.

Clogged glue bottles - a real frustration when you have a group of 25 kids waiting for the glue! Remove tops and put into a bowl with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Work oil into lids, rinse and put back on bottles of glue. The oil keeps the glue from clogging the lids. Haven't tried it yet but have 50 bottles of glue I will attack first thing after the holiday break.

Milk crate bench,  zip-tied together,  then use store bought bins and make a seat out of a flat piece of wood cut to size, then add fluff from the craft store and pick out your favorite pattern or color for your seat material and then use a staple gun to attach it ! Woohoo.. I will make this and it will be better than the one shown !

Milk crate bench, zip-tied together, then use store bought bins and make a seat out of a flat piece of wood cut to size, then add fluff from the craft store and pick out your favorite pattern or color for your seat material and then use a staple gun to attach it ! Woohoo.. I will make this and it will be better than the one shown !

Popsicle stick easels!! Cute idea for a kids art themed party, or paint them all a darker colour and use them for place setting at a fancy (somewhat) dinner party...Or...make yourself some and display some actual small art pieces on them!!

School is Cool Birthday Parties: Science, Art, Music, and Reading

Popsicle stick easels!! Cute idea for a kids art themed party, or paint them all a darker colour and use them for place setting at a fancy (somewhat) dinner party...Or...make yourself some and display some actual small art pieces on them!!

Center Activity storage! Nothing a little spray paint and pretty polka dot label couldn't fix.

Center Activity storage! Nothing a little spray paint and pretty polka dot label couldn't fix.

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