Monday, June 25, 2012

Storing Construction Paper

Construction paper is something we all have in our classrooms.  However, the majoirty of us probably store it the same way, in stacks.  Depending on how tall your stack is, it can be really hard to get to the papers on the bottom.  Last year I used a file crate with hanging folders to hold my paper, but the crate had to sit out on the counter taking up a lot of space.  A few days ago while rummaging through our local Beverly's Craft Outlet store, I came upon these.  I have about 10 of these at home in my craft room all holding scrapbook paper. When I saw these I immediately thought construction paper.  Not sure why I've never thought of it before.  They hold about 200 sheets of paper, don't take up much space, and they will fit in my cupboard.  I payed about $2 for each of mine because our store is closing, but you can get them at most craft stores and on Amazon for around $7 or $8 and probably cheaper with a coupon.  They are the Cropper Hopper 12x12 Paper Holders.    For the 12x18 construction paper, I still have to stack it in my cupboard.  my husband is cutting me extra shelves to add to the cupboard so I can have only two colors per shelf. Pictures for those will be soon.

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  1. I stand my construction paper on the short side. Then, when I need a color I can just pull it straight out. This also helps keep the same color together. It drives me crazy if they are mixed up.

  2. I too hate when they are mixed up. These containers will allow me to stand them on their sides, except for the large papers- our cupboards just aren't deep enough.

  3. Thank you for the idea! I used my magazine holders that I bought in the Dollar Spot at target last year to store my construction paper in my new classroom. Great idea!


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