Just like the real deal, this cool cardboard locker can be spruced up with stickers and tiny posters. (Ours holds valentines instead of math books, however.)
Use double-sided tape to cover the box with silver paper; be generous with the tape on the side of the box where the door will be cut.
Use a craft knife (a parent's job) to cut a door on the front of the locker. Cut a mail slot on the top of the box, if desired.
Use a black marker to embellish the front of the box with vents, a handle, and other details.
The padlock is a small white button affixed with glue to a larger black button, the pennant is card stock, and our "2009" label was made with a Dymo label maker.