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Craft: Organization box

'Tis the season of fresh starts, so here's a cute way to get your little ones into the spirit of helping.

By Kate Stewart
Craft: Organization box

Craft: Organization box

Step 1: Materials

-One small- or medium-sized milk carton per child
-Scissors
-Wooden box (found at craft or dollar stores)
-Wide craft Popsicle sticks
-Paint and paintbrushes
-Craft paper
-Glue gun
-Foam letters
-Marker or ink and stamps

Craft: Organization boxPhoto: Tony Lanz

Step 2: Start cutting

Cut off the top third of each milk carton. Paint the cartons, box and Popsicle sticks the colours of your choice. Let dry.

Craft: Organization boxIllustration: Miranda Esteve

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Step 3: Decorating

Use craft paper and other decorating items like glitter and foam shapes to add flair to the box and cups.

Craft: Organization boxIllustration: Miranda Esteve

Step 4: Get gluing

Glue foam letters to the outside of the box to spell out "CHORES."

Craft: Organization boxIllustration: Miranda Esteve

Step 5: Organizing chores

Use a marker or stamps to print the various chores on the ends of each Popsicle stick.

Craft: Organization boxIllustrations: Miranda Esteve

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Step 6: The final step!

Glue foam letter initials to the outside of the milk carton.

Craft: Organization boxIllustrations: Miranda Esteve

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Craft: Organization box
This article was originally published on Feb 14, 2013

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