Little Miss Green used to collect stationery.
Then she grew out of it.
We had drawers full of notebooks, pens, pencils and erasers to dispose of.
These memories were triggered by Zoe this week, who wrote on our Facebook group “I’m having a clear out and have found lots of old partly used rubbers (erasers). I don’t want or need them – what can I do with them?”
I had a peek around the internet for ideas and some of our members came up with some suggestions:
Donate to school or kids club
Lyn’s initial thought was to donate to a primary school.
With budgets being cut left, right and centre, I’m sure they would appreciate these, and if not, an after school kids club might welcome them.
Protect from sharp blades
Katherine and Hollie could see a great way to benefit art students with their health and safety idea. Hollie wrote “I use scalpels with my art and design work and use a couple to jam on the end of a blade to stop accidents.”
Turn into rubber stamps
Aly came up with a fun idea. She suggested “Turn them into rubber stamps.Draw your design, carve and et voilà.”
Stop doors slamming
On my internet travels somebody suggested keeping half used erasers for anywhere you might need a small piece of rubber e.g. to stop a door slamming into something or between a wooden toy box lid and base to protect little fingers.
What about you? How do you reuse or upcycle old erasers?