Scotch Expressions Tape Classroom DIY Ideas

Washi Tape has been my new obsession lately!  Scotch Expressions Tape sent me some goodies to try in my classroom (see giveaway below!) and I can't stop taping things in my room!!!  I swear, it was like Christmas morning when the box of tape came in the mail!

Each Friday, a couple of my coworkers and I take turns getting Starbucks for each other.  It was my turn to treat the group, so I added a little washi love to their coffee sleeves!  I'm sorry, but this might be my favorite way I used the tape!

I was obsessed with the bright, neon colors that Scotch sent me, and I desperately needed a cute Box Top container.  I was tired of them floating around my desk, or sitting in an ugly plastic bag.  I found this medium sized container and made it look so cute!  Now the students like to bring in their Box Tops to place in our colorful container!

I am a big fan of putting the students in groups and giving them table points.  This works for all ages, and I use it for just a season each year.  For behavior management, I feel that it is important to change up your reward system, but I started the year out with group points.  Look how dull it looks...

Until I used the Washi Tape!

I've seen people decorate clipbaords on Pinterest, and I wondered if it was really as easy as it looks...and it is! 

I bought a cheap clipbaord from Michael's, and the hardest part of the whole process was choosing which tape colors to use!

All you have to do is layer the tape in the pattern you want, leaving a little bit hanging off each side.

Once I was done, I took an X-Acto knife, and sliced along the edges.  It left a perfect edge along both sides.

I loved the way it turned out, and now ALL of my students want to take turns using it. :)

I also had a little fun decorating some binder clips!  These were super easy, I just wrapped the tape around each side!

Now a treat for YOU... enter below to win a 15-roll Prize Pack from Scotch Expressions!  If you want more Washi Tape ideas, make sure to hop over to Miss Kindergarten to see some of her ideas, too!

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  1. Hi my friend! Washi tape on binder clips will be happening in my room tomorrow! Love it!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  2. I love your ideas! They will work great for gifts as well. So simple & easy!

    If you want some Japanese patterns, they sell these ones in Hawaii at certain craft stores:

    I bet if you ask around.. somewhere must have it in Little Tokyo :) So cheap & SUPER cute! I even made end-of-the-year portfolios for my kinders with the washi tape. They LOVED their "yearbooks" (our school didn't buy schoolwide yearbooks last year.)

    Did you use masking tape or washi tape on your whiteboards?

  3. I just LOVE these tapes. I tape EVERYTHING so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed :)

    Granny Goes to School

  4. Love your ideas! So creative! Thanks for sharing! I've used Washi Tape on my "Ticket Out the Door" or "Exit Slip" poster. I used Washi Tape to create partitions, so that students can stick their Post-It notes.
    Love following you on Instagram, too!

  5. It’s no surprise that washi tapes are now a trend. Just look on how those simple cups and boxes have turned into lively ones after being adorned with those decorative tapes. I guess they are the “new” stickers of today. Cheers!

    Lauren Woods @ Adhesive Tapes

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