Children’s Project: Create a Magical Craft Box

Snow days off school can be full of fun things for children to do.  Snowball 87464879fights, sledding, building a big snowman or fort – among the many mugs of steaming hot cocoa.

But what about those weekend days full of grey, cold rain and mud?  What do you do with a house full of bored children?

Enjoy the creativity of good old-fashioned arts and crafts projects of years gone past.  They are simple to plan for and do not break the budget.

My Mother used to call it the craft box – it contained all a child would need to draw and decorate wonderful creations. Build your craft box, add some imagination and bring on the smiles!

Fill a sturdy container (such as a small tote with lid or shoe box) with:
-   paper punches87541619
–    crayons
–    washable markers
–    decorative edged scissors
–    glue sticks
–    peel-off stickers and stars
–    buttons and bits of lace
–    pencils and erasers
–    rulers
–    safety scissors – left and/or right handed
-   cookie cutters to trace shapes from

An accordion fold binder is ideal to store:
-   bright colored papers
–    fluorescent colored papers
-   white paper

To a child, this is magical.

About Dori Fritzinger

I live and work with my multi-generational family in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We have a farm of cows and calves, wool sheep, dairy goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, honey bees, a horse and a donkey. We have a goat's milk soap and bath products line available on our farm web site. I enjoy reading, quilting and doing embroidery.