Teach Your Kids How To Make A Small Box
The innovative nature of a child can only be contained by how much you contain his/her curious nature. Arts and crafts are one such area where a child utilizes his/her imagination a lot, and so you should teach your child how to create new items.
This article will talk about easy ways you can teach your child to make small boxes.
This is the most basic form of a box for children out there and is taught in every crafting class at some point. It is simple because the only resource needed to make the box is a standard A4 sized paper of any color/design the child likes.
Making a paper box involves folding a paper from each vertex to its diagonal one, then from each vertex to the center, and then finally folding the corners up equally to form the base of the box in which the rest of the paper can be fit and the shape of a box can be given. The kids can then use their own prepared boxes for keeping their money, small stationary items, or simply save the box as a reminder of the great ability of the child to learn.
Making a wooden box is very difficult for a child without the use of an electric wood planer (which must ALWAYS be operated by the parent or an adult and never be left into the hands of the child. If you have a wood planer and a sheet of wood it is really simple for you to manage the thickness of the 5-6 different sheets you will be using for your box.
In order to keep this interactive for your child, ask him/her how big the box should be, and once the sheets are shaped perfectly with a wood planer, you can keep the machine on a side, apply paste glue on the sides of each plank, and ask your kid to join and hold each one with the other. Your child can then paint and decorate the box in whatever way he/she deems fit, and stay productively occupied with it.
This is a very easy box to make for kids particularly because the material used is stronger than paper and cardboard is easily available in the form of shoeboxes and unsealed packages around the house.
Guide your child into cutting the cardboard sheets into 6 equal squares which are big enough for you to be able to fold the corner when you apply the glue. When the sheets are cut using a safety scissor, you can join the sheets with your child one onto the other using glue, and increase the area of contact of the glue by folding the cardboard from the sides a little to increase the area of glue in contact. Finally, you can use a colorful tape to seal up the box further and then again follow the routine of allowing your child to decorate his/her very own made box!