Kids back to school activity box

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Summer vacations are going to end soon. And the kids will be back to school in no time. I wonder how time flies so fast! I wanted to create an organizer for my play school guy. Since we work on various activities on the weekend. We can surely use a box to have all things in place. And something he would feel proud that he made it himself. So, we got into an activity with colorful papers that was fun and constructive at the same time.
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So, let’s get started with the ACTIVITY BOX:
I made my activity box for school
I gave these colorful papers to my little guy to color in anything his heart desires.
In other words doddle over. That’s what my 3 year old does!
Usually, it’s his fantastic artwork with crayons, as you can see.
toddlers coloring on paper box
Once he was done with his artistic strokes. I cut the papers into rectangles and glued them onto the milk container, cutting the top flaps. Finally, I gave the entire box a good coat of mod podge to seal and prevent the surface.
I made a cute label using the foam, and wrote “My Box” on it.
kids coloring back to school activity box
My boy is so thrilled to have his own handmade activity box.
He loves to keep all his activity things inside it. And it is spacious enough to carry a lot of items.
He loves carrying it all around the house.
back to school toddler activity box
So what do you think? What is your favorite activity or project using paper with your kids?
I would love to hear some good ideas to try next time!
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  1. Marilyn Clark says:

    What a great project!

  2. Ami Allison says:

    Awww! This is so cute, Hani!

  3. Jessi Wohlwend says:

    What a fun idea, I'm sure he loves it! Thanks so much for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  4. Britni@Hubby Made Me says:

    This is super cute, Hani! I can't believe I haven't come across your blog before! Love it. Definitely have to follow along 🙂 I'd love if you shared this {and anything else you'd like to share} at my Throwback Thursday party. Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Christine says:

    Love the activity box Hani!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  6. Heidi Fowler says:

    Love the box. I'm hosting a linky party “One Creative Weekend” at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

  7. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    This is such a cute project! I love that you used his doodles on the box. Thank you so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  8. Katie's Nesting Spot says:

    Thank you for sharing your project at A Crafty Soiree! I love it when kids are included in making something functional and what a fun way to store your art supplies!

  9. atnumber29 says:

    A great Idea. I think it gives a sense of ownership. :o)

  10. Beth ( says:

    What a fun activity box. Thanks for sharing it at TGIF! Have a great week
    Beth =-)

  11. Debra Kapellakis says:

    Excellent idea.

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