MARKER LID TEACHER CLASSROOM HACK

marker lid teacher classroom hack

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Never lose a marker lid with this clever marker lid teacher classroom hack to keep all those lids in one place!

marker lid teacher classroom hack

When I saw this teacher hack for duct taping marker lids so they don’t get lost shared on our
Facebook page, I though it was a genius solution to prevent losing all those lids!

I”m not a teacher, but I do have two very artsy children who love to draw and doodle with markers. We also love a good marker hack, like recycling markers into watercolors, so this was right up our alley. 

It drives me crazy to have lids all over the table, rolling under furniture, getting lost, and worse, not being capped while one is being used so the markers dry out. 

I like the duct tape idea of holding marker lids in one place, but I wanted a free standing option so we could place it easily anywhere. A cardboard box struck me as a good idea. 

marker lid teacher classroom hack

marker lid teacher classroom hack

marker lid teacher classroom hack using cardboard box

marker lid teacher classroom hack using cardboard box

Does a cardboard box actually keep the marker lids in place? 

A cardboard box will do in pinch but it needs to be the right size and height. Now, we just happen to have the perfect size box for a pack of 10 markers, and it wasn’t tall enough so the markers would cave in. Also as you can tell from the photos it’s a pretty strong piece of cardboard. 

If you don’t have the perfect size box, some readers suggested laying more cardboard pieces inside the box so the markers won’t cave.

Or if you want a sturdy long lasting option, you can get a piece of wood and drill holes.

We’re all about easy recycled crafts and activities we can do easily with what we have on hand, so this cardboard box suited our needs just fine.

marker lid teacher classroom hack using cardboard box

marker lid teacher classroom hack using cardboard box

Can the lids actually click shut? 

Yes they can! I know the video doesn’t show that to be the case, but that’s because I wanted to show a quick concept of the idea of using a box and hot gluing lids. If you look at our Facebook Page video comments, I do show a short clip in the comments of the markers clicking shut tightly. 

 marker lid teacher classroom hack using cardboard box top down view

All you need to make this recycled box marker lid holder are: 

marker lid teacher classroom hack

Yield: Marker Lid Teacher Hack

MARKER LID TEACHER CLASSROOM HACK

MARKER LID TEACHER CLASSROOM HACK

Never lose a marker lid with this teacher classroom hack!

Instructions

  1. Use a pencil to measure and mark where holes will be placed on top of your box, equidistant from each other. 
  2. Use your exacto or craft knife to make a small dent on each mark. Then use your center punch to widen the hold the size of your marker lid. You will have to grab the lid and use that to widen the hole.
  3. Add a generous amount of hot glue around the hole and also around the marker lid and immediately secure to the hole one marker at a time. Add more hot glue around the lid once it's in the box. Let dry fully before attempting to click a marker shut in place.
  4. Repeat for all the other markers. 

If you love this creative recycled marker hack, make certain to check out these other fun crafts as well:

Recycle Markers Into Watercolors

30 Best Recycled Toy Crafts For Kids 

Recycled Bottle Bubble Art With Kids 

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