Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Buckets For Organizing


This was one of the first projects I made with my
Cricut. This is my attempt at teaching my kids about organization.  I try (over and over again) to teach them that "Everything has a home."  I seriously must repeat this to them over and over and over and.. well you get what I'm saying.  But when time for cleanup hit they would throw everything they were playing with into the many random plastic bins we had (this drove me crazy - I hate when things get mixed up. Little Pet Shop and Polly Pocket pieces were hanging out with the zoo  animals and Playmobile - not OK)  I used the Zoobaloo Cartridge  to cut out these animal shapes on vinyl and then put them on this plain red bucket that I got at Hobby Lobby. The kids actually thought the bucket was cute and they liked carrying it around with them which made for an easier cleanup.  I plan on labeling a few more buckets and containers this same way.  It helps the kids to have the visual  reminder that everything indeed does have a home. It also eliminates the "but I forgot where to put it" excuse when its time to clean up.

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10 comments:

  1. This is a really great idea. This is my first visit to your blog and I've just spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really enjoyed my visit and especially liked the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. I love this bucket! I would really love to have a cricut! Well, I'd really love to have a lot of things, but, you know! Haha! I bet you could make adorable easter baskets this way!

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  3. Loving the monkey and giraffe!
    Very cute idea! I need it for my teens I think though ahha

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  4. What a fun and stinkin' cute way to organize kids toys!

    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

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  5. Adorable, and hopefully a great way to get the kids to put things in their place! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!

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  6. Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac. I love this!! Such a cute idea.

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  7. It looks fabulous. What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  8. that was such a good idea! I think (I could totally be making this up) I saw buckets in the $2.50 section @ Target :) thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com (p.s. have you entered my 500 follower giveaway yet?)

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