I decided that the kiddos would make these fabulous decoupaged canisters. We would then fill them with all kinds interesting things.
Idea #1: Fill with little love notes or notes of inspiration and gift, the receiver gets to draw a note out to read anytime they are feeling a bit blue.
Idea #2: Makes adorable wrapping and the receiver can then use the tub to hold all kinds of nifty things.
Idea #3: The kids can use them to store collections of rocks, stickers, leaves, play jewels, whatever…
Idea #4: Two words: Time Capsule
Idea #5: Sharing tub- fill it with a surprise (love note, treasured toy, gift, etc…) then pass it on to a sibling who will do the same in a weeks time. Keep it moving.
Idea #6: Your Ideas? Share in the comments!
How to make these fabulous little tubs-
Track down your empty tubs (hot cocoa, baby formula, coffee), clean the tubs, search your recycling for fun looking papers, make a decoupage glue (equal parts of white school glue + water), find some paint brushes (or just use your fingers).
Now, tear all that paper up into different sizes and shapes. Make a variety of colors.
Paint each piece of paper onto the tub with the decoupage glue. It works best to put a little under the paper and then go over it a couple of times. Stick the next piece of paper on, overlapping the first somewhat. Continue this process until your entire tub is covered.
Give it a finishing coat of glue and allow to dry over night. Now, decorate your lid with permanent markers if you’d like. Set the lid aside until the tub is fully dry. We added cute shapes to the front of the finished container. You can also add beads, buttons, twigs, leaves, fabric scraps, ribbon, etc…
Fill it, gift it, share it, love it!
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