Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fun & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids #4 Popsicle Stick Trinket Box

Today I thought it was be fun to use up some more of those popsicle sticks, this time to make a trinket box.  I know the picture looks all girlie, but boys could do this too!  Did you notice I am calling it a trinket box, and not a jewelry box?  {insert double wink here}

Here it is....

Here's what you need:
  • About 60 Popsicle Sticks {yes, again!) 
  • Tacky or Elmers Glue 
  • Chunky button or knob for the top
Stuff to decorate your trinket box:
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • Gems
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Glitter
  1. Lay several craft sticks on the wax paper, next to each other and touching. Make sure to line them up evenly.  
  2. Use two more craft sticks and glue on top of the others, one at each end, to hold the rest together.  Kinda like a fence or log raft. 
  3. Use two more craft sticks and glue ends of stick to the ends of the sticks that are already in place so that they create a square. Keep repeating this alternating process to build up the sides as high as you would like. 
  4. Make the lid by repeating steps 1 & 2 above.  
  5. Let everything dry completely.  
  6. You can leave your box plain or choose to paint it. You can also add a shiny effect by painting on a layer of glitter glue over white paint. 
  7. Glue a chunky bead or button to the center of the finished lid to use as a handle.  
  8. You can further embellish your jewelry box by decorating it with craft jewels. If you don't have a pony bead, find a couple of matching buttons and stack them with glue.



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