A window box is usually a long, thin wooden box that hangs on the outside of a house below the window to hold planted flowers. You can help your kids make their own paper window box as a fun spring or summer craft you that can use to hold silk or tissue-paper flowers. You only need a few inexpensive supplies from the craft store and a few minutes to create this craft.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 13-by-29-centimeter sheet of card stock
- Craft glue
- 19-centimeter straws
Draw lines extending across and up and down the sheet of 5-centimeter card stock in from each edge.
Cut along the lines that run up and down the sheet of card stock from the bottom up to the 5-centimeter line and from the top down to the 5-centimeter line.
Fold the card stock along the bottom 5-centimeter line, down along the top 5-centimeter line, to the right along the left-hand 5-centimeter line and to the left along the right-hand 4-centimeter line. Make sure to fold the tabs that are attached to the left and right flaps when folding along the top and bottom lines.
Fold all the sides up to form a box and glue the tabs attached to the sides of the box to the sides of the top and bottom sides of the box.
Cut straws that are 19 centimetres and 8 centimetres in length. Attach the straws to the sides of the box with craft glue to decorate the outside.
Tips and warnings
- Fill the bottom of the window box with wood chips to weigh it down.
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