My last project for Eileen Hull's Blog Posts in February was actually not made by me but by my 9 year old grandnephew Landon and 7 year old grandniece Mila! I was babysitting for them last week when their parents went out on a date.
I always bring a craft whenever I babysit for any of my 4 grands.
I was trying to think of something they would like to make
(I often bring the packaged crafts from Michaels).
I know they love to have boxes just to 'put stuff in' and the light dawned! They could each make and decorate a box using Eileen's Sizzix Gift Box!
Here they are adhering patterned papers, that I had cut to size, to all the panels. They did this before we assembled the box pieces.
Mila got a little overzealous when I asked them to smile for the photo!!
She was excited that I was going to put this on my Blog.
I helped them line up the edges that I had put Red Line tape on and we put the box together. I had picked up several packages of stickers at the Dollar Store a few months ago (you know, just because I might want them sometime!?!), dinosaurs, sloths, robots, llamas and forest animals and they had fun choosing the ones they wanted to decorate their boxes with.
To make the boxes easier to open, they adhered one of the scallops from the die onto the front edge of the cover - so they could just pull on that to open them up.
They were really happy with their new storage boxes and were telling me all of the things they might put in them - a very fun and easy craft project with the kids! With such professional looking results!
If you missed them - check out my other projects using the Gift Box Die
Paint brush holder box
Circus Party Box
Don't forget to check out Eileen's blog for more inspiration from her Inspiration Team!
Paper: white Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, designer papers - Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Red Line Tape, roller tape, various stickers - The Dollar Store.