Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks

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I like to craft stuff and crafting it with the kids is a huge plus by me. I have also been looking at items in the shops in a new way, how can we play with this?

My almost 3 year old is a collector, he loves to sort toys and various items by color, size and then line them up for inspection. The one day in the shop he saw some popsicle sticks being cheap and lots of them, they came home with us.

His brother (4) also took an interest in the popsicle sticks and started building little boxes by laying the sticks on top of each other.

Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks

Materials needed to make a kids treasure box are:

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Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks

I used one of my baking trays for the boys to paint their sticks on.Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks

Because of the large opening in the glue bottle I opted to pour some out into a lid and use earbuds to put the drops in the corners to stick the popsicle sticks.

To make the box lay 2 sticks down in the same direction (parallel) stick 2 on top so that it forms a square. continue sticking 2 to the highest corners until you get the size you want.Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks

Use small drops of glue, it does along way.Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks

Wait for the square to dry before you move it. To make the bottom lay down a layer of glue across the highest popsicle stick and then neatly line up all your bottom sticks.

For the lid lay down the same amount of sticks you used for the bottom and glue 2 rows of popsicle sticks on top to hold everything together. Leave to dry.
Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks

Once dry you can decorate the box further with stickers. We used color sticks for the box and painted the lids popsicle sticks for a better color before making the box.

Add some little trinkets and the box is ready!Kids Treasure Box made with Popsicle Sticks I loved this little box so much I made myself one too! Check it out here.

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  1. my daughter came home with the bottom half of a box like this. she’s been calling it her camera. i think we should finish it up and make it an entire box. thanks for linking up to #kidsinthekitchen

  2. What a cute entry! As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here: http://www.anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-10.html

  3. All of us thet2women love this treasure box and wanted to thank you for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place on Sat. I can’t wait to make this with the kids over the summer!

    Sue

  4. Awesome! My daughter (5yo) is always bringing little things home. This would be perfect to corral them!

  5. My son is a collector too! He would absolutely go crazy for this. Or maybe I’m just crazy for this and can’t wait to make it. I love that you used watercolors for the paint. The colors turned out perfect! Pinning!

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