Friday, February 25, 2011

Holiday Tissue Box Cover

Tissue Box Cover

I saw this idea on line and I tweaked it to make is simpler to use supplies that you probably already have in your home or in the classroom.

Supplies you will need:  Construction Paper, graphics print out for the occasion of your choice,  Scissors, Glue Stick, and Crayons or Markers

I created a coloring page of graphics sized to fit on each side of the box. Have the child color the coloring page and cut the graphics out.

Cut the construction paper to the height of the tissued box. It should be about 5 1/2". Glue your construction paper together (overlapping 1/2") to get the length you need to cover all sides of the box and a little extra length to overlap on the end  ( about 18 1/2") . If you use the oversized construction paper you only need to add approx. 1 1/2" to the length.

Make crisp folds on the corners and lightly draw a line where the final corner will be once the paper is overlapped to create the box.

Lay the creased construction paper out. Center and glue one graphic between each of the folded lines. Add any other details you would like to decorate the box.

To create the " tissue the box cover" glue the extra length you allowed to the underneath side of the opposite end of the construction paper.

There you have it. A reusable tissue box cover for the occasion of your choice. This would be a great project for kids to make as holiday gift for teachers or grandparents. They could be made for Mother's Day or as a get well gift for someone. 

This could be an inexpensive and simple service project for your youth church group, a girl scout troop, or as a family. How about making some up for a local senior home or a homeless shelter?

You could tweak the quality and quantity of your supplies depending on your budget. 
You could add: Stickers, jewels, ribbons, lace, buttons, glitter, silk flowers, and more ....

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea and you could do so many different things! I love the stickers and jewels idea, a little Princess could have lots of fun with that idea!