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Tin Box Monsters

Tin Box Monsters
Tin Box Monsters
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Melissa Allen
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When my daughter started stashing all her little trinkets, hair clips, and crayons in empty mint boxes, I knew it was a craft in the making! By adding a little bit of felt and some googly eyes, these boxes were transformed into adorable little treasure keepers that were personalized by a very creative five-year-old

How We Did It

Tin Box Monsters

We hit the recycle box for this craft and collected all the little mint tins we have been saving. Emma pulled out a few favorite felt colors, and we got lucky and found some hairy monster fabric!

Tin Box Monsters

Emma got to work adding felt to the top. She decided to make some sort of colorful horse on her first tin. It would be fun to do a whole set of farm animal tins or fun monsters.

Tin Box Monsters
You could use felt pieces for the entire face or grab some trinkets like buttons and yarn to make the face features.
Tin Box Monsters
Two eyes were all she felt were necessary on the hairy monster tin! I think so too. It came out perfectly monsterish!
Tin Box Monsters

When they were all dry, Emma decided what each tin would hold and filled them up with all of her tiny collections. What will your child hold in their special treasure tin?


recycled monsters


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Aaawwww, so cute!

posted by: Sensai on 8.21.2013

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