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Get with Recycling with “Elmer’s Glue Crew”

September 16, 2011 By · 3 Comments

Did you know you can join the #bagitforward event going around? Currently Elmer’s is collecting all the Elmer’s glue bottles/glue sticks. We were asked if we’d like to take part and after all the fun we had in the last Elmer’s #bagitforward we said yes. This time the mission was to make a recycling center that the kids/teachers could put old/empty bottles of Elmer’s glue or glue sticks. After it gets full it can be mailed off to TerraCycle or taken to Walmart on Earth Day. Doesn’t this sound like a great way to introduce kids to recycling?

So I grabbed the kids and off we went to Walmart, we actually had to go twice because on the first day there was barely anything on the shelves so I grabbed just a few things and left. This helped me think of an idea of what we could come up with. The kids had a blast drawing me pictures but I never thought about taking pictures of it. 🙁 sorry everyone. The second time we had a blast picking out stuff. But I also had to grocery shop and decided to shop for an upcoming surgery my little man will be having next week.

We decided to make a triangular shaped box with a slit on top for the kids to drop in the glue bottles/sticks. Below is the items we used to make it:

Elmer’s tri-fold
Rose art double-sided markers
Elmer’s Glue crew printouts
Packing tape
Elmer’s stick glue
Xacto Knift (recommended for parental use only)

Check out all the fun the kids had making their Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Center:

Elmer’s is a Upromise partner and that every time you purchase an Elmer’s or Krazy Glue product with your registered drug or grocery card, a percentage of your purchase will be put into your Upromise account. More information can be found here – Check out the deals at Elmers.com

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #BagItForward #collectivebias. All opinions and pictures are my own.

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  1. Amy @ Dealusional says:

    Hopefully lots of people help recycle the glue bottles!

  2. @Amy, actually Mrs.H actually told me she was going to ask the art teacher if she would give her all the bottles/sticks from the art class to start it off. I’ll probably be doing one more box to take to the art class just to see if she’d like to do it as well. This was a ton of fun and my son has not stopped making small boxes.

  3. Michelle Jackson says:

    Great idea!! Did the kids have fun?

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