Monday, June 22, 2015

A Maker Box

I try not to spend a fortune on toys that the boys are going to grow out of quickly. That's why I love the idea of a Maker Box! Here's how I did it:

  • Biggest plastic container I could find (our is 35 gallons)
  • Add inexpensive packing tape
  • Throw in a pair of scissors
  • Instead of recycling our trash, throw it in the Maker Box! (This includes things like toilet paper rolls, popsicle sticks, milk jugs, etc.)
The first thing Henry made was a "cup rattle." I have no idea what he put inside it because he somehow managed to tape up the whole thing very securely. 

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Naan said...

Wait till you need your keys! ^o^ I'm joking though, this is really fun. :D

Catherine said...

We had something very similar when I was growing up & we called it the "collage" box. Magazines, packaging, re-purposing old art, etc. One of my favorite things that would end up in there was the brown corrugated paper that used to hold oreos in 3 lines inside the package... now it's all plastic! No fun at all. But, I bet you can still find plenty of things to re-use for your maker box. :)

Casandra said...

Love this idea... Going to make one for my daughter now!

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