last week we shared with all you lovely people of blog world the busy boxes we received in the mail a la secret exchange.
This week we’re really ramping things up and taking you behind the scenes into making these awesome busy boxes. I really can’t admit to any riveting process here– my busy bag making went a little something like this:
receive email about busy box exchange.
Immediately Pinterest search “wtf is a busy box”.
Come up with a trillion and three ideas to put in busy box.
And here’s what I came up with:
Popsicle color matching game. Popsicle stick shape maker. With pool noodle counting thrown in for good measure.
We love love love reusable produce bags around here– mostly for puzzles or anything with tiny pieces- so that was an obvious choice for the “container” / box.
Felt is pretty much da bomb dot com. And super super easy to find at the local michaels (we aren’t lucky enough to have a hobby lobby within 60 miles). A little cutting, sewing, and gluing and we had perfectly (if you don’t look closely) Constructed Popsicles.
The same michaels had pre cut pool noodles–I sharpie’d those bad boys up. Grabbed a rope, and boom. Counting game.
Next up is the Popsicle stick shape makers. Paint some Popsicle sticks, throw some velcro on, and boom. Shape makers!
i know I’ve impressed you guys like woah with my craftiness. But if you want some really really really awesome ideas check out these lovely ladies who are super duper sure to wow your socks off.
erinn at strawberry swing and other things
colleen at meet the sullivans
emily at dear owen
julia at my life in transition
natalie at nat your average gal
julie at girl in the red shoes
michelle at ten june
vanessa at sunflower state of mind
sara at running from the law
natasha at schue love