How to Make Crate Labels & use Large Classroom Labels
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Being organized makes my teacher heart happy, and it makes teaching easier when I know where everything is that I need! In my classroom, I use MANY crates and large tubs for storage. Crate labels are a great way to add environmental print to the classroom and to help students be more independent. They can find the label and put away the items they used. These are perfect to use at open house when families are bringing in all the supplies before school starts. Place the large labels on tables, crates, or tubs to show families where to put each supply. These large, full-page labels come in three designs: Rainbow Large Classroom Labels, Real Photograph Large Classroom Labels, or the Simple Design Large Labels with clip art images.
Now, let me show you how to attach these super cute crate labels, making it simple to change the label as needed throughout the school year.
Creating and Attaching Crate Labels
Step 1: Print the labels you need for your own organizational needs. I printed my labels on card stock to make them more durable. I also put each one in a page protector. This way, I can change out the labels easily if I need to.
Step 2: Pick the ribbon you want. I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink. My class theme is bold colors. Cut 2 pieces for each label about 8 inches long. Be sure to use a thin ribbon. It makes the next step MUCH easier. I tried using a thicker ribbon first, and it did not work.
Step 3: Put the ribbon through the holes of the crate and the holes of the page protector. Then, tie in a knot.
If your crate has no holes, make holes with a drill. Put the page protector on the crate and mark where the holes are. Carefully drill on the marks (be safe, wear goggles, and watch your fingers). You are finished! You now have cute labels for your big baskets, tubs, and crates! They are going to look awesome in my classroom. Want to save some time? You can purchase my Rainbow Decor Classroom Labels from my TPT store by clicking on the pictures. Just print and attach yourself! It’s so easy!
Super easy and quick picture directions to help you attach your crate labels with ribbon!
50 Premade Large Labels (size 8 x 11): crayons, scissors, puppets, art smocks, letters, numbers, blocks, books, math, reading, writing, reading buddies, science, dollhouse furniture & people, chalkboards, journals, portfolios, pretend props, clipboards, balls, puzzles, art projects and so much more! The rainbow design large labels include two sets with different fonts: a dot font and a chunky font!
If the rainbow design doesn’t match your classroom, try these Large Labels with Real Photographs or the Simple Design Large Labels with clip art images. These are perfect to use on open house when families are bringing in all the supplies before school starts.
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