I know most of us are trying to cut down on disposable packaging when we send our kids off to school with packed lunches these days but sometimes packaging happens. Plastic cups, juice boxes, baggies, lids…it adds up after a while. You could recycle it at the curb OR you could save yourself a bazillion dollars at the craft store and make things with it!
We love the German tradition of gifting your first-grader with a giant cone filled with school supplies and goodies. In fact, we would make this an annual tradition, not just a first-grade one!