Since my little man is not in school yet, I met a principal of a local elementary school through a friend and made the recycling box for her school. They actually have a “go green team” that consists of about 25 students and they were very excited to hear about the program. Those little students adopted a pretty big part of the road around the school, cleaned it and are keeping it clean and green.
Using my trusty X-Acto knife, I cut out 2 pages of leaves and three arrows from a green card-stock paper (about 30 leaves). On the Glue Crew website, I found these great cut-outs to use for the sides of the box. Using an extra strength Elmer’s glue stick, I arranged and glued all the cutouts and leaves onto the sides of the box. I also printed the collection box return label and placed it on the back of the box to make it easier for the teacher to return the box of empty glue bottles.