DIY Zip Tie Projects for Classrooms


Every teacher needs to keep zip ties on hand for DIY classroom organization. They are used for organizing wires and cables, but also for tieing shelving, furniture, and carts.  You can use the super strong zip ties which permanently lock into place for heavy duty bundling of cables, or for securing different classroom items together without having to use a drill or nail gun. There are different types of materials like zip ties that for classroom use. The fabric ones with Velcro, and the rubber ones with magnetic clasps are easy to open and close if you need to reuse them.

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  • Make adjustable shelves: Use modular wire grid shelving and some zip ties to create your unique shelf for storing your construction paper or cardstock.

  • Secure your charging rack to your docking system: For DIY device charging carts or racks, use zip ties to secure your tablet or laptop storage racks above your charging hub. They can both be zip tied to a wire shelf, peg board, taple top organizer, etc. 

  • For classroom safety: Using zip ties help prevent students from accidentally kicking, unplugging, or tripping on their cords.

  • To build classroom furniture: These milk crates were connected with matching white zip ties to create a classroom book shelf.

  • Color code classroom cables:  Use assorted zip ties for cable management. This teacher uses them in several iPad carts. They do what they are supposed to do while looking cool with their different colors.

  • Emergency fixes: It is just a good idea to keep some tip ties around in case of a 'hardware' emergency. If something breaks apart or bends, it can be supported or fixed temporarily with zip ties and tape, until you can get it fixed.

  • DIY construction projects: It is amazing to see what teachers can create for their classrooms. A kitcken rack for pot lids is zip tied to a milk crate to make a charging station for laptops. Wow!

  • Temporary sorting: Use the Velcro ties or magnetic ties for temporary organizing or color coding of classroom chords. These ties are easy to unfasten so that you can reuse them for a new purpose.

More ideas will be added soon.

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