- Arts and Design
Boxes - How to make a keepsake box
Transform a simple shoe box into something worthy of your treasures
An at home or group activity
I am very fortunate to be able to bring my creative passion into my work. This activity was inspired by a discussion about keeping small treasures safe,during our mums group - and we turned simple shoe boxes into wonderful works of art.
For the activity you will need modge podge or acrylic medium available from art and craft stores, brushes and plastic containers or lids for the medium, a range of coloured tissue and pictures from calendars or magazines, scissors and glue sticks.
The activity is very inexpensive to set up for a group if, like us, your program has limited funds. It is also a fun activity to do at home with children and teens especially like this one. Making boxes for make-up and nail polish - and covering it with ads for trendy cosmetics is a great way to keep stuff together or even creates a gift box for a friend.
Start by tearing the tissue and layering it onto the box using the medium to keep it in place.
Once you have completed the outside of the box, create a beautiful inside using motivational quotes and pictures. The finished box is a wonderful place to keep small treasures, or even as a gift box instead of a bought bag for a friend - they get two gifts in one.