Friday, July 17, 2009

"Bored No More" Box

For all the moms that are sick of hearing their kids say, "I'm bored!"...
May I introduce you to the "Bored No More" Box.
A box full of art supplies and crafty things to get your little one's imaginations going.
Happy creating!

To make your own "Bored No More" Box...

You will need:
-A box (I used a clear plastic shoe box from Walmart)
-Art supplies of your choice
(I included glue, crayons, markers, water colors, and colored pencils)
-Crafty accessories of your choice
(I included pipe cleaners, feathers, googly eyes, pom poms, popsicle sticks and clothes pins)
-You could also include items from around the house that are commonly used in crafting
(for example cotton balls, Q tips, empty toilet paper rolls, etc.)

If giving as a gift, I would recommend taking some of the items that came in bulk and putting them into smaller bags so they fit better into the box and so you can make a few "Bored No More" boxes with your supplies.

I found small zip lock bags at Walmart in the craft section and I just tied the items that were too big to fit into a bag with some ribbon.

Then put all your crafty items into your box...

and decorate the lid however you would like!

I made this one for our friend's son who is turning 4. Hopefully he will like it!

15 comments:

The Loveridge Family said...

I saw your blog and the giveaway over at Joy's Hope blog. You have so many fun ideas...I especially love this one for a "bored no more" box...i have a 4 year old boy that definitely needs one of those! thanks!!

Mormishmom said...

That is such a fabulous idea! I found you through Joy's blog. I'm so glad I did!

sara said...

found you via joy- your blog is adorable, and you have such awesome ideas!

Anne said...

came over from joys hope! you have a cute etsy store!

Aurora said...

Hi there...found you from Joy's Hope & I'm glad I did! You have some great ideas!!! I love your felt goodies in your shop too! :)

amyfish said...

Great Ideas!! Love it!!

Mommy2Sophia said...

hi there!

i found you though joy's hope...i checked out your etsy store last week after the ribbon tutorial and bookmarked a bunch of things in my favorites. can't wait to buy some gifts for my little girl!

you have a great blog! love all of the ideas! i am going to create a prayer pail too...my little one just turned 2 and LOVES to pray for everyone. This will make it even more fun for her!

Amanda said...

I made something very similar only girly and in a smaller scale for our Super Summer Swap! I used an old Mason jar and spray painted the lid purple. Then Mad filled it with all sorts of glittery and pink things for a 'Get Fancy Jar!' a la Fancy Nancy style!

Carly said...

Hi! I love this idea. I am so doing this for rainy days and giving each one of my girls there own box. I'm so glad that I popped over from Joy's Hope. Loved the prayer bucket too!

God Bless!!!!

Angie Mae said...

I came in through Joy's Hope and I'm sure glad I did! Love your blog. I became a follower.

Simply Sara said...

LOVE this one!

Definitely going to make one for my little guy....and what a great gift idea too :)

The Harris Family said...

Fun idea!

DairyQueen said...

what a cute idea!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Fantastic! Affordable and kids will go nuts for it.

Thanks for sharing!

Marisa

LocatheCat said...

Hi! I just found your blog and this terrific idea. It's so much fun. A little box of creativity. I hope you don't mind that I linked to you. :) Thanks for the idea!! It was a lot of fun to put some boxes together. BTW, congrats on your baby. He's beautiful.