Make Your Kids A Junk Box For Fun Times

5:49 AM

 "To invent, you need a good imagination and lots of junk." -Thomas Edison
Kids can make art and creations out of anything. About 2 years ago I started collecting little scraps of all sorts and putting them in a large jar for my kids to use to make collages. You know those little bits you find around the house and chuck in the garbage well they make for fun crafts and inspire those little imaginations.

You can use a:
 Large Jar
Shoe Box
Cardboard Box

For extra fun have your kids decorate it.

Here are some fun and unusual ideas to collect for your junk box.
scraps of paper
dried noodles
strings and ribbons
plastic lids
fabric scraps
thread spools
broken jewlery or key chains
dryer sheets
nuts and bolts

Now all you need to do is get out some glue and paper for the kids and let them go at it. Its so much fun to see what they come up with!


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  1. Smart idea. We've always got tons of junk stuff lurking around & my kids can spend hours playing with some of that stuff, but I've always hated having it mixed in with their toys or around the house. Totally proves the "One persons trash is another's treasure" adage.

  2. What a great idea! JDaniel would love digging through a box like this.

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  4. Junk box for the kids? What about me and my junk... I'm a junk box/basket junkie monkey...

    Found you via SITS!

    Mary RC

  5. I didn't have much junk as a kid. Back then it was safer to lock your kids out of the house all day so they would play.

    As an adult I need the junk box. Make that BOXES. Lol.

    My first statement makes me sound really old. I'm only 30.

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  6. What a great idea! My daughter was just telling me she wants to do a project today...and a "junk" collage it is!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Great project to keep my daughter busy! Now that I'm looking for junk, I probably won't find much.

  8. cute idea. We have bins for toys but now I'm thinking you are on to something here.

  9. This is a fantastic idea! If the rest of your ideas are like this I'm going to have to follow you around! Consider me a follower!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  10. Great idea!!! I always throw all that kind of stuff away and you make art out of it. You're a way better mom than me! :) Love your site, I'll be back soon.

    Lots of SITS love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

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