We’ve got some FABULOUS DIY toy storage boxes for you today!
Have you every stepped on a LEGO or other not-so-soft toy in the middle of the night? Ouch! If you have kids, then you know that there’s a chance that toys will be on the floor, on any given day at any given time. It’s just a fact of life that comes with the joy of raising little ones. However, clean up and organization can be a little more fun, and hopefully more motivating by using storage boxes the kids themselves help make. This is Molly from Just a Little Creativity, and I wanted to share with you an easy and fun toy storage solution that I’ve found works in my house, and I think it might in yours too.
I love this project because it’s very interactive with the kids. They get to paint, cut, glue, and even design their storage boxes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper mache boxes (I found mine as a set of three at Joann’s for only $9.99)
- Craft Paint & brushes
- Mod Podge
- Old magazines
- Any words that you want to add to the box, printed from your own printer
First, let the kids paint the boxes. We painted ours on the inside and out.
Next, cut out a collage of pictures and images from magazines, construction paper, or from images you printed that you found online.
After you’ve cut them out, arrange your design on your boxes.
Once you have that settled, use Mod Podge to “glue” them to the box. We applied the Mod Podge to the front and back of the pictures, and then “painted” the Mod Podge over the entire box to seal the paint and images at the same time.
Once your box is dry, you’re ready to use them.
You can go from this…
The design options are endless.
Our two boxes are for Minecraft and LEGO toys, but they could be used for anything.
Having a hard time finding images to use? I simply did a Google search to find what we were looking for.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying these boxes are a miracle solution to toy problems because the kids will still need to actually put the toys in them :) But I’ve found that once an amount of ownership and pride has been put into a project or idea, the kids are more likely to use it.