Here’s a little Valentine project for you: mini gift boxes, perfect for holding stickers, little gifts, secret notes, or anything else you can think of. You probably have on hand all the supplies needed to make one — or a few. Anyone who reads mayamade is already accustomed to saving their toilet paper rolls, and the rest of the list is pretty ordinary, just masking tape and gesso and/or acrylic paint.
Step One: Flatten the roll and bend in the edges in a crescent shape. Do this to both ends.
Step Two: Use masking tape to close one end, and press the tape securely.
Step Three: Coat in gesso and acrylic paint.
Step Four: Add details and finish as you like. This is where we went a little crazy. We punched and stamped and painted and sharpied and beribboned (is beribboned a word?). It was all rather addicting and we kept doing just one more.
It was hard to pick a favorite, but I’m pretty partial to the kiddos’ masterpieces…
These were fast, easy, and fun. Which was good, you know, so we could get on with the eating of Valentine candy.