I've been wanting to put together little craft boxes for the boys since last year. We have a cabinet in our kitchen that is designated for playdough, paper, crayons and miscellaneous craft supplies, which works out well since they used to do most of their crafting at the kitchen table. But recently the boys have been spending a lot of time in my studio, in fact they are taking over a little corner. So I thought it would be convenient to have most of their craft supplies in one bin, making it easy to transport from one room to the next and conducive to quick clean-ups.
I never got around to putting these craft boxes together in time for Christmas, but I realized last week that this gift could easily assume the role of an Easter basket.
Years ago Martha Stewart sold some really cute transparent plastic "toolboxes" in her Kmart line. I still use mine to hold various sewing notions. I couldn't find any of them in the stores, but I did come across these pretty cute toolboxes, which come in few different sizes, at The Home Depot. I chose the small one which was around $6. It has a nice clear flip-top lid that allows for easy access to supplies.
The only other thing I purchased for this gift was a month/day/year stamp from the office supply store which I think Big J will put to good use.
The rest of the goodies came from Sally's Craft Emporium [aka a box full of old/unused craft supplies in my studio]. So I filled up the compartments with paper punches, glass pebbles, glitter glue, popsicle sticks, clothespins and other goodies that I know two little boys would have fun playing around with.
I know they are going to love using the Xyron to make their own stickers.
I also made a few little notebooks for the boys since they love to doodle [inspired by Amy + Amanda]. I designed + printed covers on 8.5 x 11 cardstock, folded it in half, added some blank pages [regular ol' copy paper] inside, scored the covers so they fold back nicely and machine stitched them along the fold. Super easy and fun!