Have any old CD cases lying around that are missing CD's? Julie from Macaroni Kid Johnstown Laurel Highlands Altoona explains how you can use them to make a creative wall hanger for your kids' artwork or important papers.
What you need
Plastic VHS covers, cut in half with an Exacto knife. (A CD case or anything hard and similar in shape will also work)
Patterned and plain scrapbook paper - 1 of each per hanger
Decorative scissors (the ones that cut squiggly lines)
Yarn or string
Plastic wall hangers
What you do
Using the patterned paper, cut it to fit the front of the case.
Cut a 2-inch strip of the plain colored paper. Write your message on this strip. Glue to the top of the patterned paper.
Glue the paper to the front of the case.
Glue a clothespin on the front, towards the bottom so you don't cover your message.
Cut a piece of string or yarn to your desired length. Duct tape it to the back of the case.
Pick a spot on your wall where you want to display your child's work. Hang your wall hanger. I used the Command brand micro hooks. If you use these, wait at least an hour before you hang anything from them.
When your child brings home work that's worthy of displaying, you can proudly hang it on the wall for everyone to see!
For complete instructions, check out the Macaroni Kid Johnstown Laurel Highlands Altoona website!