Today's project was Book Boxes for our Daily 5 time! I found the plain white cardboard book boxes at IKEA for $1.99 for a pack of 5 boxes...what a bargain! (My first trip ever to IKEA & I loved it!) Now I can't have plain white boxes in my bright, cheery, & primary colored classroom so I spray painted them before I unfolded them & put them together! I know you are probably thinking that would make them sticky & wrinkle them up but they did great and once the paint dried they are smooth as silk! I can't wait to put them on my black shelf so the colors will really pop! Just a tip- The green Valspar paint still feels a bit tacky but the color is great. The red from Walmart did not cover as smooth as the others and I had to touch it up with a second coat. The blue Rust-oleum & ACE hardware brand were the best. They went on smooth and only needed one coat of paint.
...and here is one of the finished boxes!
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