Hello from the very north of Scotland, today papercraft artists from all over the world are joining “United We Craft”, a Simon Says Stamp online party organized to share the joy of papercraft during the quarantine.
We would love to encourage you to do more crafts during these challenging times as crafting is therapy and it helps us to keep the focus on positive vibes.
Please join us over social media with the hashtag #SSSUnitedWeCRaft
EGG-SHAPED TREAT BOX
So for today, my 6 years old daughter Emma and I want to share a super duper easy egg-shaped easter box.
To make this project, we used the next to die sets
First, we die-cut all the pieces… This was the longest part as we got chatty!!
I really like small die-cutting machines for my kids. In the picture, you see the PRIZM by Spellbinders (sadly discontinued).
Although you can’t cut bigger shapes with these machines they do small die-cutting work a joy as they are lightweight and very easy to use.
They will allow your little kids to discover the magic of die-cutting and your kids will be able to create beautiful perfect die-cut words, shapes, letters, numbers, and much more!
CRAFTING WITH KIDS
I’m a professional crafter so I easily forget the learning curve that took me here. I take no time to get die cuts off the dies or to die cut something.
It was funny to see Emma taking all the time in the world to take the little die cuts off from the dies!!
I told her to let the dies fall on the glass mat and the die-cuts will come off quickly by themselves but she was worried about breaking something.
For the records, is “almost” impossible to break a die although I know people that have done it.
The glass mat is tempered glass so it won’t break that easily either.
By looking at my daughter doing this, I just remembered how great papercraft work is to develop fine motor skills.
Dad sat next to her because according to him ” the pick tool” could be dangerous!
We need to be careful when crafting with kids as paper crafters have some pointy and sharp tools.
To avoid having dad moaning about the risks and danger of crafting, we force him to do one minute of crafty therapy.d He die-cut some of the pieces we used for today’s projects.
Well, he actually said this was the longest he has crafted all his life !! LOL
Ok so, when you have all the pieces ready for your project, All we needed to do is to glue them together.
There are ways to glue things that ease the process.
Assembling the Box
Although we didn’t measure anything when crafting, I measured the pieces later on for you.
- The long striped of paper to make the body of the box measures: 7″x 2 ” inches
- I scored it at 1/2 inches along the larger side to create the flaps.
- Then I trimmed a “V shape” between flaps.
- Next, we glued this piece to one of the egg-shaped panels created with Faberge Egg die set.
- We trimmed a long piece of paper that becomes the box handle.
- Using a punch I punched holes to attach the handle to the box with brads.
The handle measures about 9″ long. You can make this in any size.
We decorated the front panel and glued it on the box flaps!!
Emma is a Nuvo drop lover and although she still needs to learn to do a perfect Nuvo drop dome, she doesn’t care. She just enjoys adding drops to everything.
She was careful this time. I stopped her from adding drops all over the box!!
Although this project took very little time, I managed to keep Emma away from video games and the tv doing something she actually enjoys!
We believe you can upgrade this box to create projects for other occasions.
For example, you could create a penguin for Xmas or an owl for a birthday treat box and I also made my own easter treat box to share with you.
The wee lamb is looking funny but when crafting with kids, creating funny staff is the best you can do!
To see 99 papercraft projects visit Simon Says Stamp’s Super-Special United We Craft Party !!!
That’s all for today.
I hope you like these projects.
x Emma and Bibi.
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