A Creative Craft: Cool Box

A Creative Craft: Cool Box
Blog Writers - Wed Aug 08, 2012 @ 02:13PM
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It is SO hot here right now, and I'm in the basement trying desperately to cool off.  We don't have air conditioning, so our house is like an oven.  I thought it would be a good time to post about crafts, because if it's hot where you are, too, then you can try these craft ideas out.  Don't you just love crafts?  When the summer gets long, it's fun to just sit in your cool basement and craft away. In our house we have a homeschool room which also doubles as a craft room.  We have a lot of supplies, so it's always fun to get creative in that room.  Even if you don't have a 'craft room' you can still have fun with this project below.  Enjoy!

  • Box with lid (white preferrably)
  • Old magazines (travel mags are great)
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Paintbrush


  1. Go through old magazines and cut out pictures, words and phrases of things that you like.
  2. Mix 2 parts white glue and 1 part water, mix together. (Recommended amount: 2 tsp glue and 1 tsp water. You can always make more if you run short, rather than having too much and having to throw it away.) Mixture should be paintable but not too thick.
  3. Paint mixture onto one side of the box.
  4. Place pictures on glue and paint glue mixture over the top of the picture.
  5. Cover all sides and lid with pictures, phrases and words.
  6. As glue begins to dry pictures may bubble a little. Gently flatten with your fingers as it dries.
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