Here’s a super fun-to-put-together and exciting-to-explore gift idea for kids this festive season – either your own kids or for their young friends, siblings or cousins.
A Craft Box gives them their very own craft supplies, makes it easier for them to craft and encourages them to clean up afterwards when they pack their box up neatly for next time.
You will need:
- A large plastic container with lid or a big craft box, big enough to fit A3 paper into
- A plastic sheet or vinyl tablecloth
- All the craft supplies your child will love
What to do:
It’s simple! Decorate the container with the child’s name and any other crafty decorations you want. Then neatly fill it with your craft supplies. Here are some of our ideas:
- Recycled cardboard tubes
- Zipper bags of various sizes
- Googly eyes
- Craft scissors
- Sheets of paper of various colours
- Pipe cleaners
- Water colour and acrylic paints
- A tin or plastic cup for holding water
- Wax and/or pencil crayons
- Pom poms
- A punch
- Empty cottons spools
- Foam sheets
- Cookie cutters
- Ruler and pencil
- Magic markers
- Clear tape
Organise the items into logical groups and put them into smaller boxes or ziplock bags. Once packed neatly, you can wrap your box or place a big ribbon around it.
Keeping their craft materials in one dedicated container will make for tidier pack-ups and allow the kid to see when supplies are running low. When their friends come over, it will be easy to get out the craft box and have everything they need for a fun afternoon of creative crafting.
Please remember not to let young children access their crafts without supervision, especially if there are sharp objects and small items inside, which may be a choking hazard.
Putting this gift together will also be fun for you and spare you a shopping trips every time you run out of an item. You could even go so far as to create an itinerary list and use the opportunity to practise your child’s basic maths by keeping stock of your supplies.
Thanks to Canvas Club for these great activities. Find more crafts here.