Mini’s Decoupage Money Box – Make it Monday 11



love crafting  with my children, but one of the hardest things for me is to not put my ideas and expectations of a finished article on to them.  We have been asked by Yellow Moon to review some of their products and one of the things I love about Yellow Moon is that there products are perfect for children of all ages.  They do not have preconceived ideas with them and they are super easy for children to use.

As you may know Mini’s bedroom has been recently decorated with a London theme and the lovely London based Victoria Wallop posted us some I love London wrapping paper, which was perfect for this craft.

Materials

  • Design your own cube money boxes (£4.99 for 4)
  • PVA Glue or Mod Podge
  • Brush or foam applicator
  • Paper

Method

We measured the side of the money box and cut out a template on card so that Mini could cut out the paper for the sides.  He then applied the glue to the box one side at a time using a foam applicator (he found it easier than the brush) and placed the wrapping paper on top.

He continued to do that for all the sides of the box and then the top.  I used a craft knife to cut a slit in the paper at the top so the money could still go in.

Mini then coated the money box in glue to protect the paper.

Overview

We both really enjoyed doing this.  It satisfied Mini’s “noise with muck on” urges, it was empowering and involved him from start to finish and more than that it left him with an item he was really proud of and uses to keep any money he receives in.

I am linking this to A place of my own‘s Make it Monday