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recycling old paint cases

  • 1.  recycling old paint cases

    Posted 30 days ago
    So as you can imagine, it's the end of the school year. Out with the old in with the new classroom supplies. But the recyclable art teacher that I am just can't throw out the 77 case that use to house watercolor paint. Does Crayola take back and recycle?
    Lorraine Poat
    Art Teacher
    Paradise Knoll School

  • 2.  RE: recycling old paint cases

    Posted 17 days ago
    I'm not sure if they answered.

    If they do not, why not turn them into an art project the next year? I think they would make a really neat shadowbox

    Cassie Larson
    First Friends Preschool @ TBC

  • 3.  RE: recycling old paint cases

    Posted 22 hours ago
    Hello, Lorraine,
    I did a little digging to find some answers for you, and unfortunately, Crayola does not take back the watercolor paint cases.  I wonder what kinds of projects could be created with the empty cases?  How could they be repurposed for art or for other subject areas?  Perhaps that could be a STEAM challenge for the fall.

    To help with recycling questions about other products and initiatives, please check out the information on our address:

    Thank you for your question!


    Nancy Meyer
    Innovative Teaching and Learning Manager
    Stamford CT

  • 4.  RE: recycling old paint cases

    Posted 13 hours ago

    I am so impressed that you have 77 WC containers!  That would probably be enough for two classes to create something. I agree with Nancy that you might challenge students to use them in some way other than a pencil holder. The clear top panel allows this container to become a frame.  Within it students might draw,or paint symbols that describe themselves. Each of us wears many hats throughout the day but sometimes our schoolmates see only one side of us.  Glue a grouping of the symbols within the box and close the lid. I bet the containers can be hung on the bulletin board with tacks. Then ask viewers to identify each person in the class from their symbols. For a science lesson, objects could be drawn or made with Model Magic and attached to the inside of the "frame" container.  I see the container as dressing up the images like a mat or frame would. Other ideas: symbols of a culture, illustrating vocabulary, etc. 

    Take care,


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