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Treasure Gift Box | Preschool Crafts for Kids

Treasure Gift Box

Total Time Needed: Afternoon Or Evening

Present collectors with handy decorated boxes to house their trinkets.

Materials

  • Small wooden box (available at craft stores)
  • Acrylic paint (or stain) and brush
  • Tacky glue
  • Assorted decorating supplies (stamps, magazine pictures, photos, labels, stickers, wrapping paper, wooden or plastic toys)
  • Nontoxic acrylic sealer and/or Mod-Podge

Instructions

  1. First, apply a light coat of paint or colored stain to the box. While it's drying, pick a theme for the box, such as jungle animals, golf, travel, classical music, cars or ballet dancing, and choose a bunch of fitting decorations. Here, for a nature-loving friend, we chose a bird theme and decorated our box with bird stamps, cutout magazine pictures and bird stickers.
  2. Glue the decorating supplies onto the box (and maybe even put a few inside). When finished, brush on a coat of acrylic sealer or Mod-Podge. Lastly, glue a three-dimensional object - say, a golf ball, a plastic toy or a wooden figurine - to the top of the box.

Tips:

These boxes are also great for holding earrings, golf tees, loose change and other treasures collected by the grown-ups on your kids' holiday list.

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