by Shannon Walbran Niebuhr, our DIY Kids columnist. A mommy blogger and teacher, Shannon offers classes to parents, teachers, and nannies to help them play more effectively with children.
Today’s craft is a Treasure Box so your child can store the stones and feathers you find together on your walks, or perhaps special notes from you.
Use up your stash of 5c coins to give this box a special copper gleam!
What You’ll Need:
Time: 30 minutes to paint, overnight drying time, 30 minutes to glue on coins
Paint the box white. Let it dry overnight.
Gather your stash of small change. You can use a variety of South African coins or add any foreign coins from your collection. Here we used all 5c South African coins.
Using No More Nails, glue the coins across the top of the box. You can use just a small dab of glue on each coin. If they don’t make it all the way to the end evenly, stagger the lines.
Once you’ve covered the top with coins, you can leave the box as we have, a Treasure Box,
or you can continue with the following variations: