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Homemade Toy Boxes
by Kara Kelso
This is a craft we are currently working on here in my home, and the kids are having a great time getting involved. Toddlers and older kids alike will love this project.
To start you will need the following:
Regular box or regular wood crate
Paint & Paint Brushes
Sparkles, confeti, other craft items
First get the box or crate ready for your child. Make sure it's clean and free of lables, tape, or writing. You could go an extra step and make a box out of wood. It will need to be good sized, since it will be used as a toy box.
Next get the painting area ready. Let your child use their imagination while painting, and let them know this will be THEIR toy box. You will probably want to only paint one side at a time. The best part about this project is while it doesn't take much time to paint one side, the project will last for several days.(article continued below)
When you are done painting, let the children decorate their box with other things such as sparkles, beads, jewels, etc. This is where their creativity will really shine, plus they will be creating something that will be useful in their toy room or bedroom.
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