How To: Make An Art Tube For The Backpack

Curly Birds

I love it when I experience a problem or difficulty, and then a reader writes in with a perfect solution. My most recent dilemma was crumpled up artwork coming home in the backpack. But after today, no more.

Helen of Curly Birds whipped up some DIY art tubes that stay in the kids' backpacks. Art work is easily rolled and stored into the tube, safely transported home. So how did she do it? Empty paper towel tubes decorated and personalized. This is our favorite kind of DIY project - simple, easy and free. For more details, check out Helen's blog Curly Birds.

(Image: Helen Bird)