Homemade Toy Boxes

Since Christmas is almost here and you’ll soon have a few extra toys in the house, I figured this was a good day to pull up a craft we did quite some time ago. It’s been on Idea Queen for a good 2 years now, but it’s one of those crafts you can do as many times as you want. One of our smaller toy boxes I just happened to see yesterday, because it’s now being used for favorite books.

The idea is simple – take any box and decorate it. Not only is it something useful, but the kids have something to do for the afternoon. This craft would also be great as something to do after Christmas while the kids are on their winter break from school. We use them for toy collections, books, and other odd toys that can’t just be sitting on the floor. You can make your boxes any shape or size to fit your needs. It’s also a great way to use a lot of those boxes you have left over from presents!

Usually we just get the paints out and let them have at it. You can decorate your boxes with any materials you already have, or any you see at craft stores. For an extra step, you can even make a box for something specific. For example, if you are storing My Little Ponies in your box, then you can cut out pieces of a box the ponies came in and glue them to the side of your homemade box (I actually did this when I was a kid with the old MLP!)

The possibilities are really endless, and you can spend an entire afternoon doing this. The best part is you are getting your kids to organize their toys!


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