Today we made On-the-Go Crayon Boxes. We have a trip to Galveston coming up and I think these will work very well for the drive.
Our inspiration came from Simply Frugal Mom.
You will need the following materials:
Johnson & Johnson First Aid kit ($0.97 at Walmart or Target in the travel section–look for $1 off coupons and get these FREE)
Elmer’s Glue or Mod Podge
3″ foam brush
Paper, scrapbooking paper, stickers, rub-ons, etc. to decorate the top
Step 1) Mix equal parts of glue and water to make homemade Mod Podge. (If you bought/already have Mod Podge, you can go ahead and skip that step.)
Optional step: Use a nail file to file down the Johnson & Johnson logo on the top of your box. This will help your decorations stay flat. I skipped this step and somewhat regret it, but not much. Bizi’s looks fine.
Step 2) Apply Mod Podge to the top of your box. Lay paper in center. I simply used Microsoft Word and some clip art to design Bizi’s top. I printed it (yes, I got the color laser printer out of storage on our last trip!!) and it worked fine. You can do the same or use scrapbook paper or cardstock and decorate with stickers, rub-ons, etc. My scrapbook paper, cardstock, and stickers/rub-on stash is momentarily, uh, unavailable…so I did this and it worked out fine.
Note the colors I used. Pink and black have a special significance around here. If you know why, let me know via comments. I’ll have a drawing among those who guess correctly for what else?! A free bar of soap! Chocolate Spice, I think. And one of these fun little boxes.
And don’t make me post my Ryan Gosling picture again about no one entering my giveaway. Then again, it’s okay if you don’t guess because this is a hard question. You have to either know us, live around here, or have been following the blog for awhile. So this is more of a reward than a giveaway. A reward for putting up with me!! :)
Step 3) Apply 2-3 layers of glue/water or Mod Podge to paper. Dry 10-15 minutes between layers. (The glue is still drying in this picture.)
Step 4) Attach Post-It Notepad inside with tape (double stick or just fold it over). Fill inside with crayons. It holds about 18 with a new post-it pad, but I think as the paper is used, the full box of 24 will fit. I’m not sure, though. Haven’t gotten that far. :)
And there you go. Once again, our inspiration came from Simply Frugal Mom. This is just my take on her project.
You can enter to win the soap and the crayon box until Thursday, July 5 at 5:00 pm. I will announce the winner shortly thereafter.