Looking for an affordable craft for the kids this summer? I’ve got one for you that will take up quite a bit of time so you can enjoy just one more chapter in your book while the kids are busy having fun.
All you need is a small wood box, some masking tape and brown paste shoe polish.
Remove the hardware and be sure to put it some place safe. Those little screws are so easy to lose.
Have the kids start tearing off 1/2 inch to 1 inch bits of masking tape. The more jagged the edges the better.
Smooth it down on to the box burnishing the edges with your fingers.
Keep adding and overlapping the tape until the entire box is covered.
Start coating the box in brown shoe polish. Wipe off excess and let set for a bit. Add more coats as needed.
Now your pirates and princesses have some place to store their secret treasures.
And the best part is that they made it for themselves!
And just in case you stumbled upon this post at work and you’d like to order the supplies so the kids can craft this weekend I’ve included affiliate links to everything you’ll need.
Don’t worry… I won’t tell your boss!