Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Do you have a useful/busy box?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cowtown
    Posts
    8,308

    Default Do you have a useful/busy box?

    You know, like on Playschool when they get out the useful box to make crafty things?

    Do you have one?
    How big is it?
    What do you have in there?

    I am thinking of putting on together for DS, so far all I have come up with to put in there are:

    pipe cleaners
    felt
    scrap fabric
    empty matchboxes (doutful on this one though)
    egg cartons
    recycled wrapping paper
    cardboard tubes (i.e. from toilet paper rolls or glad wrap)


    What else can I put in there?
    Someone suggested the matchboxes to me but I'm scared that they'd still be dangerous?


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,456

    Default

    I dont have an "organised" one as such, more like everything all over the place! You could also put in the following which are good for crafty activities:

    Straws
    Old cotton reels
    Lengths of coloured wool/string
    Glitter (in a shaker like a salt and pepper one is good as it limits the mess)
    Play doh
    Stickers (DD has always loved putting stickers on things)
    Old shoe boxes
    Cellophane

    As for the matchboxes, I dont know truthfully.

    Hope that helps.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cowtown
    Posts
    8,308

    Default

    thanks! ooooh and congratulations! Love your ticker!

  4. #4
    DoubleK Guest

    Default

    i have been thinking about this for krystal (maybe in a couple of months time tho)

    empty boxes from the pantry (all sizes)
    paddlepop sticks
    old toilet rolls/paper towel rolls
    cut outs from magazines (krystals loves any pics of animals or babies/kids - you could pre-cut or tear them out, so they can stick them down)
    soft drink bottles

    umm there is probably heaps of other stuff, i just cant think!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,456

    Default

    Another couple of things:

    Cotton wool balls - different colours
    Small pasta shapes/shells - good for glueing onto paper and card
    Tissue boxes

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Ubiquity
    Posts
    9,937

    Default

    We have a few :S

    I couldn't tell you to be honest they are both the 30 litre tubs, and they are our craft boxes and they have soooo much stuff in it LOL!

    A fun thing to do though is to get a big cardboard box and decorate the outside

  7. #7

    Default

    For pictures to stick onto things i buy the 50c or $1 wrapping paper from the cheap stores and cut out the pictures off them They have some great animal pictures on them. Also when books get really old and tatty i cut the pictures out and put them in a box, good to make stick puppets with too.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Beautiful Adelaide!
    Posts
    2,879

    Default

    A fun thing to do though is to get a big cardboard box and decorate the outside
    We have this........an old Huggies box, covered in potato print paper. It is looking a bit tatty, so I may employ Charlie to help make a new one!

    I also have glue sticks in ours, & scraps of material.

    And some of the tinsel from Christmas got added.

    And I also have photocopies of photos of the kids that they like to stick and paste. (Olivia is into doing "scrappy pages, like Mummy does" LOL, can you tell I scrap too much. I have brainwashed her, LOL!)

    Anything that I know I am not going to miss out of my scrapbooking supplies gets given over to the craft box.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cowtown
    Posts
    8,308

    Default

    Wow thanks for all the ideas! This is heaps for me to get started with

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Beautiful Adelaide!
    Posts
    2,879

    Default

    Remembered something else.........stamping........fromt he $2 shop you can get cheap inkpads and rubber stamps.......it is less messy than painting!

  11. #11
    DoubleK Guest

    Default

    i just had another idea - cutting out pictures from catalogues for them to paste down (eg. pictures of toys they like, or even the grocery catalogues, i know Krystal loves to 'read' these, and she points out the products she recognises!)
    Last edited by DoubleK; January 17th, 2008 at 11:40 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •