Back-to-School Prizes

Now that kids have lugged in their composition notebooks and pocket-folders, get them excited about using the new supplies with Martha Stewart's adorable notebook labels. Print the whole sheet on sticker paper, and you have instant school supply adornments to give as classroom prizes.

Images from Martha Stewart.


Make a Sandwich Box

This summer seems to be all about saving: saving money to get out of the financial mess our overspending has created and saving resources to repair the environmental mess our decadence has spawned. If you're trying to ditch the disposable habit without spending a fortune, you must check out Family Fun's reusable lunch container. In my last post, I featured another Family Fun back-to-school recipe. They're batting a thousand for getting back into academic mode.
In today's project, an empty milk gallon and a smidge of velcro become a very-sleek and totally reusable sandwich box.

Image from Family Fun