Do you know a kid who loves to think outside of the box? (And inside it and around it and on top of it…) Here are some gift ideas for your favorite creative kids…
I think a perfect kid gift is one that includes something awesome to read and write, something creative to do, and something to inspire unstructured, imaginative play. These are great on their own, or gifted as a little collection of fun for a creative kid!
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Read: If it’s not a box, what could it be? Kids will use their imagination to answer this question in Not a Box, or 51 Things to Make With Cardboard Boxes, or Box Yourself – The Ultimate Cardboard Craft Activity Book, or The Cardboard Box Book: Make Robots, Princess Castles, Cities, and More.
Write: A plain box + art supplies = A creative container for keepsakes and special writing pieces. Or make a set of these easy DIY cereal box journals for your young writer to decorate and use.
Create: I wish I’d invented this clever idea! Get these handy little connectors from Makedo and let your little maker turn the stuff in your recycling bin into the coolest toys on the block.
Play: Besides the hours of creative play with the above box creations, how about a homemade box-turned-puppet-stage and a set of cool puppets like these guys, or you can make these cool origami puppets. Kids can act out favorite stories or make up their own!
The box is the gift! Happy creating!