What have you got hanging around your house or classroom that you don't want to throw away, but you can't figure out what to do with it? Here at the Nomad office, it's plastic CD cases. We have millions of them! Okay, that might be an exageration, but there's a stack at least a foot high taking up space in the corner. Throwing them out would be a waste of plastic, but....are they useful for anything else?
We want your ideas for this STEAM challenge! What should we do with a few dozen plastic CD cases?
And we want to know what items have stymied you before: old T-shirts, wire coat hangers, cat food cans, kite string? What creative solutions have you found to upcycle junk into useful or beautiful things with your kids and students?
Send us your best ideas to share!