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What you will need:

– empty juice carton
– craft knife
– recycled twine
– hole punch
– your child’s art supplies

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Step 1: Preparation

Thoroughly wash and dry the inside and outside of the orange juice container. Use your craft knife to cut a large flap on the front of the carton. Then, repeat on the opposite side. Fold the edge of the flaps so they easily open and close.

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Step 2: Get Punching

Use your hole punch to punch several holes down the middle of the carton (in between the flaps). You can make as many rows and holes to accommodate the number of colored pencils that you have.

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Step 3: Craft the Door Pulls

Punch a hole in the center of each of the flaps that you created in step 1. Tie a small twine loop for opening and closing the flaps.

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Step 4: Create a Glue Stick Hole

At the top of the organizer (opposite the spout), cut a large hole to hold a glue stick. You could also put crayons in the hole or another small art supply.

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Step 5: Add the Colored Pencils

Have your child add the colored pencils to the holes in the center of the organizer. We pointed our pencils down to prevent anyone from accidentally getting poked with the pencils.

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Step 6: Add the Other Art Supplies

Fill the two side compartments with an assortment of art supplies. We stacked large chunky crayons in one side and lined up large and small markers on the other side.

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Step 7: Send Your Budding Artist Off to Work

Now, when you are headed to the doctor’s office or will be in the car for a long period of time, grab your desk organizer on your way out the door. Or, simply leave it on your child’s desk to keep all of her art supplies neat and organized!