Homemade Crayon and Marker Container Craft
Have your kid create crayon storage that's art-of-this world!
- Coffee, protein shake or large nut can:Whatever kind of can you have lying around.
- Can lid
- Construction, wrapping or decorative contact paper:Again, whatever you've got handy.
- Acryllic Paint
- White glue
- Hole Puncher
- Tape measure:The flexible plastic kind used for sewing.
- Embellishments:Stickers, rhinestones, ribbon, scrapbooking embellishments, marker caps, etc.
- Clean out your can and set it out to dry.
- Help your kid cut a length of the construction, wrapping or contact paper to the size of the can. Measure the label on the can with a flexible measuring tape used for sewing or just wrap the can in the paper and trim to fit. It won't be as precise, but it'll work.
- Have your child glue the paper onto the can, smoothing out any wrinkles or bumps. If you're not into wrapping, try painting the container with acrylic paint.
- Add embellishment like stickers, rhinestones or marker caps that have no marker to go with them.
- Punch holes in the lid using the hole punch (if it can reach) or scissors. (You'll need to tackle that task for little ones.) Make smaller holes for pens and pencils and larger holes for markers.
- Snap the lid on and your kid's got himself a styling pencil holder he can use at school or on his desk at home.
- If he's feeling generous, consider having him make this craft for the family to keep by the phone, and maybe you'll actually start getting your messages!