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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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Donating school supplies for #Bagitforward

July 30, 2011 By · 2 Comments

This has been a great week to show the kids all about giving. Yesterday we went to Walmart and did some school supply shopping but not just a normal one. This time I was showing them what it felt to donate school supplies, such as Elmer’s glue, pencil pouches, etc thanks to a recent shop I was asked to do. There’s a campaign called #Bagitforward where you go to Walmart, shop for supplies to donate to a school. Sounds easy right? Well it is and it is a lot of fun too, especially when you get the whole family involved.

The kids and I went to the store yesterday and decided we’d donate to a 2nd grader because that’s the grade BabyGirl will be entering. We’d get one bag for her and one to be donated. It was easy to decide a school because Little A and I did this last year and donated to The Lady of Greenwood which is a Catholic school. The kids were bummed they couldn’t do it with us last year so we all went this time. First we went to the store, picked out all our supplies and then headed back to the hotel to put it all in the backpacks.

Yesterday was a bad day for us as well, before doing the “shop” as my kids called it we had done laundry. Normally that is fine but when we got back to the hotel we discovered someone had stolen the moped/scooter. This is bad, we have one car and the scooter, the husband takes the scooter to work because one it is cheaper on gas and two it means I can doing our daily chores and running around trying to find a house. The kids were bummed by it all. But I’m glad they took the shop and had fun with it even after they’d seen someone took something from us, here they still wanted to do something for someone else.

When we dropped off the backpack today I saw a little lift in their chins as we left, I know they felt good about doing it. Thank you to Elmer’s and CollectiveBias for this opportunity.

From July 25 through Sept. 1, for each “like” on the Elmer’s Facebook page, the company will donate a product to the Foundation’s national network of free stores, where teachers from disadvantaged schools can “shop” for free for school supplies. Products to be donated include a variety of glues, foam board, project supplies and pencil sharpeners. If you already like the page, we’ll make a contribution on your behalf, but you can donate again by watching a video on the Elmer’s Kids In Need Facebook tab and sharing it with your friends and family.

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #BagItForward #collectivebias. Any pictures, opinions or videos are mine alone.

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