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Earth Day Crafts (Part 3): Media Holder

This is a colorful way to put cereal boxes, cracker boxes and old paper to good use. We used a Cheez-It box to create this DVD holder last spring, covering it with wrapping paper scraps. Alternatively, children could use old magazines or catalogs to create a collage on their box.

For other variations, you could use cereal boxes for magazines, a wide cracker box for VHS tapes or a shortened cracker box to hold CDs instead of DVDs. Additionally, you could vary the box sizes but match the paper for one look; use matching box sizes and paper for another look; or have fun mixing it all up.

Whatever you choose, here’s how to do it.

Cut away the top of each selected box to the desired height depending up the media for which it’s intended.

At about a 45-degree angle, cut matching triangular sections away from the “walls” of the box.

Help your children wrap the box in gently-used but sturdy wrapping paper,

OR

have them make a collage on it with magazine cutouts or scraps of wrapping paper. To do so, have them glue pieces on the box in order to cover all visible areas (all of the outside and the upper edge of the inside). Allow the glue to dry, and then brush a thin layer of Mod Podge or white glue over the paper. Allow to dry completely before using.

Have fun, and let me know how it goes!

© Liesl K. Bohan | TipsnTidbits.com

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