Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Made It - eJail

I can't take credit for this came from Pinterest.  I did, however, tweak the original.  The original pin used a clear paint can that you can get a The Container Store.  When I went to the store and looked at the paint cans, I decided I didn't want to deal with trying to get the lid off (they give you a little washer to pry it off, but I just knew that the little washer had the potential of getting lost...and then what?).  So, I looked at all the other fun stuff that could be used instead of the paint can.  There were about 4 different ones that I thought would work, but in the end, I went with this "handy box" because it was inexpensive, I could easily open it, the handle folds flat so it's stackable, and the handle makes it easily portable.

My original intent was to use electrical tape for the stripes but the only electrical tape my husband could find in the garage was old.  So my son suggested that I use his hockey tape.  I was a little skeptical at first, thinking that it would be too wide, but it actually worked perfectly.  And now I get to say that I found something useful for hockey tape!

The letters were cut from self-adhesive vinyl that I cut with my Cricut.  We debated on the title.  Because kids bring more than phones to school, I didn't want to exclude the possibility of having to take up an mp3 player or other type of device (the box isn't big enough for a tablet, but I thought something that big was a little too much).  Ultimately, the family decided that e-Jail worked best.

I can't wait to see the kids' reactions!  What are you making for your classroom?


  1. Thanks...although it wasn't my idea. It was super easy to make and the "handy box" was only $3.99 so it was super inexpensive, too!


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