1 Balsa Wood Trinket Box
Water and Paint Brush
Clear Acrylic Sealer or Glossy Modge Podge and Foam Brush
Buttons, Mini Wood Shapes, Stickers, Plastic Confetti, etc.
All-Purpose Craft Glue
Cover the work surface with newspaper. The trinket boxes we purchased were square shaped but they also had heart, circle and oval shapes too. Let the kids paint the outside of their boxes however they choose. Let them be creative with their color choices and designs. Let the box complete dry.
My grand daughter glued mini wood shapes, buttons and other small "finds" to the outside of her trinket boxes to decorate them. If you don't want to bother with that...just hand the kids a few sheets of stickers.
If desired...spray the boxes with clear acrylic sealer in a glossy finish to shine them up or let the kids use a foam brush and coat the outside of the boxes with some clear Modge Podge. Let the boxes dry overnight.
Each box cost us about $1.50 to $2.00 each to make...depending on what she used to decorate them. A quick, easy and frugal kid's craft project idea!