This isn't going to be much of a post today, but I need your creative input.
As I've written here before, being a preschool teacher has really distilled and perfected my bag lady tendencies, leading to a habit of holding onto junk that we may or may not one day be able to use. Yesterday, while I was working at the school to get things ready for Woodland Park's first ever summer camp, I got diverted into our boxes of hats. A couple years ago, a costume or party supply store got rid of overstock and we wound up with (I'm not exaggerating) 300 child-sized hats of various descriptions. They're a pain to store, but I can regularly find uses for hats so they're worth keeping.
These hats, however, came with a curse. I also have a large box full of these shiny, vinyl-like kid-sized belts:
Again this is no exaggeration, but we have over 200 of these things, mostly the red ones. I've not been able to come up with an idea for what to do with them and they're a pain to store. I should throw them out, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it yesterday.
I've put a couple bundles out for the kids to horse around with today, but I've tried that a couple times before and their best idea so far has been to swing them around in a hazardous manner.
So, I'm giving these belts one more chance to become a contributing part of the Woodland Park's community by sending this plea-question out into the world: What would you do with them?