Soda Carton Student Work Holder

Today is a short and sweet post.  I just wanted to share with you an easy way I found to display student writing.

I have this little space above my cabinets that I wanted to display some student writing on for our Open House, but I couldn't think of anything that would be sturdy enough to hold up the writing, yet be cheap enough for me to actually obtain...until one day it hit me.  Soda can cartons.

They are about the size of a half sheet of paper and are rather sturdy...and exactly the right size for what I needed!  So I asked the students to bring in any empty containers they had (and since so many people are giving up soda nowadays, it proved to be pretty hard to get as many as I needed!)  But I eventually did get about 14, so I was good to go.

After backing the final drafts of the paragraphs they students wrote in construction paper, I stapled them onto the soda cartons.  Each carton fit two paragraphs. 

Then, I lined them up above the cabinets and had a nice display for student work!

What is one unusual or different thing that you have used to display student work?


  1. You know what? I absolutely LOVE these kinds of ideas! So smart and easy!!!! I will definitely be trying this next year, thanks Steph!

  2. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing!!

  3. Thanks for sharing this Steph! It's a great idea for display, especially when nothing sticks to the walls!
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  4. Oh my goodness, this is BRILLIANT! I have so much space above my cabinets that is just simple that: space! Now I just need to find some soda-drinkers....
    I don't know if this is too unique, but after our unit on Egypt, we had SO many projects to display and so little space, that my fellow teacher friend suggested we host a artifact museum event after our Egypt Musical performance. That way all of the students got to see each other's work, and all of the parents got to see the hours of work that each of the students put in to creating their masterpieces! It was great because I didn't have to store 80 projects in my room because they just took the project home!


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