When bad weather causes the cancellation of school, it doesn’t take long for the kids to get bored and once that happens, things quickly deteriorate.
One way to keep things from getting out of control is to have a craft project ready to keep the kids busy.
This one is nice because it makes very little mess and is easy enough for the kids to do all by themselves.
This little box starts with a die from Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz). You can run it through the Big Shot, Epic Six or Cuttlebug. If you don’t have a personal cutting system, visit your local scrapbook store and use their Accu-Cut system to make a bunch of boxes to have on hand. Or, search the Internet for a pattern that you can trace and cut out.
Then, you are ready to decorate — yes, it really is that simple!
I added some paper to the inside just for kicks.
For the top of the box, I cut out a couple of images from the patterned paper and adhered with Glue Dots®. I used Pop Up Relief Glue Dots® for the image in the middle.
Then, I used a couple of different sized Glue Dots® to adhere the buttons on. With Glue Dots®, there is no drying time or excess glue dumped onto your kitchen table. Depending on the ages of the kids, you could also give them gems, old game pieces, keys, stickers or other leftovers from your craft room to decorate.
Kids love boxes to store things in. But, they could also make these as gift holders — they are big enough to hold a gift card inside!