Creative Crayon Recycled Caddy Tutorial for Teacher’s Office Desk

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 Of course there are a zillion uses for Glue Dots including scrapbooking, project boards, classroom decor, etc. I pretty much use them everywhere and always have them in stock. You can use hot glue or Glue Dots for our beautiful project below which really adds color to your art room or classroom!

Plus it’s a fun little thoughtful teacher gift to make and fill with some Andes mints or something sweet!

Creative Crayon Caddy

If you’re not familiar with Glue Dots it is exactly what it sounds like – little dots of glue on perforated sheets to use for all sorts of things. They are especially amazing for gluing on wiggly eyes! There are specifically two types of Glue Dots that we were sent.

Other than the obvious ease of use I love them because they are non-toxic, and make life SO much easier when you are doing crafts or activities with kids!! Not to mention that it’s a LOT safer and less messier than using a hot glue gun. Instead of glue pouring all over your desks at school you can just hand each of your students a square or two of Glue Dots for their craft!

To make this colorful craft all you’ll need is a pack of Glue Dots, any size (clean!) soup can, and a box of any brand of crayons!

Creative Crayon Caddy Recycled Craft

You can use either the Removable OR the Permanent Glue Dots.

Creative Crayon Caddy Recycled Craft

To make life a whole lot easier I recommend tearing the Glue Dots off at the perforated sections so you have individual Glue Dots.

Creative Crayon Caddy Recycled Craft

You’ll need to place a row of Glue Dots at the bottom outside of your soup can, as well as a row at the top outside of your can. Then gently press your crayon onto the Glue Dot!

Creative Crayon Caddy Recycled Craft

You can use just one color, a pattern of colors, or all of the colors like I did to make it extra colorful! If you or your teacher have a specific sports team they like you can easily use just those colors! Or you can even match it for the holidays! (red and green for Christmas, red white and blue for patriotic, etc.) The Glue Dots are incredibly simple to use and make crafting fun for kids too!


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  1. I like the Glue Dots Sheets

  2. glue dots sheets

  3. I love any of the glue dots.

  4. I would definitely go with the permanent for this project 🙂

  5. Kelly Beam Brown says:

    I love the glue dots dispenser! This would be great to have and use when I need glue in a small place!

  6. Jamie Menake says:

    I use glue dots for everything! So much easier than white glue for attaching everything from google eyes to buttons!

  7. I would love to win any of their products, but I especially love the ULTRA THIN GLUE DOTS® DISPENSER and the POP UP GLUE DOTS® ROLL


  8. I love the glue dots dispenser. keeps things organized

  9. The glue dots sheets

  10. Sylvia White says:

    The Pop Up Glue Dots® Roll

  11. like the dispenser for the glue dots

  12. Jennifer Rogers says:

    XXL Glue dots sheets!

  13. April Del Rio says:

    I love the glue dots dispensers.

  14. I’d like the glue dots sheets, as my school kids are working on project boards right now!

  15. I would love the Craft Glue Dots® Dispenser.

  16. I liked the glue dots sheets

  17. I like the glue dots sheets

  18. I like the sheets of glue dots. use a lot for scrapbooking

  19. Excited to try these!

  20. Glue dot rolls, glue dot dispenser, sheets…love all of it.

  21. Glue dots rolls, Glue dots sheets, Glue dots dispensers!

  22. I love the glue dots! Fixes broken toys, great for crafts…

  23. I love the mini dots they used to make the desk organizer on their site. 😀

  24. I’d like to win the Ultra Thin Glue Dots Dispenser.

  25. I love it! Thanks! My only concern is the sharp circle inside the top rim. Is there a way to cover it?

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