Everyone knows I'm a big fan of keeping a few shoe boxes around for craft projects. Here's your next Easter basket.
One Shoe Box (no lid)
Tissue or crepe paper
Tape / Duct Tape
1. KID'S ART PROJECTS
A shoe box can open up a huge burst of creativity. Let your kid create dioramas, habitats, sculptures and secret boxes. Anytime you're looking for something fun to do, pull out a shoe box.
2. DOUBLE-DUTY: CRAFTS THAT PROMOTE CREATIVE PLAY
I love these ideas because the crafting sets the stage, literally, for creative play. Puppet theaters, doll houses, city building blocks and car garages can keep your kid busy during indoor play time.
Teach organization skills to kids by using a shoe box to collate stickers, photos, craft images, art supplies or any small collectables. The idea on the left uses toilet paper rolls inside the box to collate pens, markers and pencils. Decorate the box, and organize away!
4. DIY FAMILY SUGGESTION BOX
Transform a shoe box into a Family Suggestion Box. Everyone likes being heard, especially kids. Knowing that you’re listening to their ideas can foster healthy communication within the family, and can even motivate children. Here are some tips for making a Family Suggestion Box work:
If your kid's aren't ready to move over to laces, here's a funny ode to VELCRO® sneakers.
Thanks Rhett and Link!
Use these sprays for any adult or children's shoes that could be ruined by snow, rain or salt and chemical-melt conditions -- and you'll add extra life to all of them. See below for four well designed, cold-rated boots that you can hack to be waterproof.