Name of Project
Treasure Collection Box
Ages This Project is Suitable For
Approximate Time Required to Complete This Project
a child's shoe box
construction paper, tissue paper or wrapping paper
glitter glue and white glue
miscellaneous crafts bits including feathers, fuzz balls, sparkles, stickers, buttons, felt dots, foam stickers, etc
Tear up pieces of construction paper or tissue paper and set aside.Tip: If you have a birthday coming up save the leftover colorful paper for this project.Then take a child's shoe box or another small box of your choice and smear glue all over the outside. Have the kids layer the bits of paper over the box exterior. Then lay out miscellaneous crafts bits including feathers, fuzz balls, sparkles, stickers, buttons, felt dots, etc. Have the kids glue anything and everything all over the box. Then poke a hole on either of box, toward the top lip. Twist two pipe- cleaners together to make a strong handle. Insert the pipe-cleaner strap into the holes on either end of the box. Finally, use foam letter stickers to put the child's name on the box!
Tips and Tricks
- We used our boxes to go on a nature collection hunt. So I thought ahead to use a lining of tissue paper in the boxes, so we could keep them clean and use them again. I plan to have the kids use them to do a color collection hunt in the house. I will have them go around the house finding various items of a certain color and collect them in their treasure boxes.