A Safer Way to Send Artwork Home

1st grader holding art in a tubeWith­out a doubt, the best way to send art­work home is tucked safely inside a port­fo­lio, or a home­work folder if the art is a smaller size.  But when that’s not an option, here’s your next best bet.… sim­ply roll the art­work (with the draw­ing or paint­ing fac­ing inward) and slip it inside a card­board tube ring.  Rub­ber bands and paper clips will often dam­age the art­work, but a card­board tube will hold it securely all the way home!

These for­mer paper towel and toi­let paper tubes are plen­ti­ful and a great exam­ple of re-purposing!  We cut the toi­let paper tubes in half, but if you have enough, full size tubes would offer even more pro­tec­tion.  If you flat­ten them a bit, they cut eas­ily on a paper trim­mer and your hands will thank you the next day!  For those of you who go room to room (as I do), you can string a class set together to take with you so you’re not tot­ing more than you need.  Best of all, they’re free!

Cutting a cardboard tube on a paper trimmer

Bag of cardboard tubesWhat tricks have you used to get art­work home safely?

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3 Responses to A Safer Way to Send Artwork Home

  1. hope October 5, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    great idea. i saw some­thing sim­i­lar on pin­ter­est for rolls of giftwrap, but i hadn’t thought of this!

    • Cheryl Trowbridge October 5, 2012 at 8:19 am #

      That’s funny — I never thought of it for gift wrap! I’m going to do that… thanks!!

  2. Mrs.C October 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Great idea!!! I love it! Thanks! :)
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