How to Make a Paper Window Box

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How to Make a Paper Window Box
Kids can create their own window boxes with paper and straws. (WINDOW BOX image by brelsbil from

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

Things you need

  • 13-by-29-centimeter sheet of card stock
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • 19-centimeter straws

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  1. 1

    Draw lines extending across and up and down the sheet of 5-centimeter card stock in from each edge.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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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