Make your own Tea Box Circus Train

Make your own Tea Box Circus Train

I got the idea for today’s craft from a beautiful blog called Mer Mag and more specifically from this post, in which she created a train for her kids using tea boxes and colored duct tape. I thought it would be fun to recreate her idea in the spirit of Print-cut-paste-craft.com and create some templates for you to just print, cut and paste on your tea boxes. Here is the result!

preview of a printable tea box circus train

Tea Box Circus Train

preview of a printable tea box circus train

Tea Box Circus Train 2

 

For the train in the pictures I have just printed the colored templates ( you can download them for free here), cut them and used colored brads for the wheels. If you want I also uploaded the black and white templates (here) so you can let your little one color his/her own train before cutting and pasting. It is really easy and it is a great way to reuse those tea boxes you might have in your pantry, my son loves filling the boxes up with all his little toys and have them go for a ride, but you can use them also to organize a child’s crayons and other art supplies or as little gift boxes for a themed party. I would love to hear from you how you used them!

Enjoy!

Gabry

Origami box: Happy Mother’s Day!

Origami box: Happy Mother’s Day!

This little origami box, about 2×2 inches, is a sweet way to tell your mom you love her. I put some little chocolate truffles in it, it is the perfect size for a small present and making it instead of buying it makes it feel more like when I was in school and would come home with my mother’s day craft!


Find here the instructions on how to make an origami box, and download here the printable template for this lovely box for free! Chocolate and daughterly love are not included!Remember, it is for your personal use only.

Have fun!

Paola

Origami Box: Air Mail Style

Origami Box: Air Mail Style

origami box air mail style

A friend of mine is about to celebrate his birthday. He’s a young engineer and he has basically two obsessions:  becoming a pilot and…ice cream!
Me and my friends decided to organize an ice cream tasting in the best “gelateria” in town, and my job was to create a fun invitation to let everybody know about the party. My idea was to put the invitation inside a small candy box. What about an air mail style origami box?
Here it is!

origami box air mail style

This box is composed by 9 printable  items:

  • The top
  • the bottom
  • 2 big ribbons
  • 2 small ribbons
  • 2 inside masks
  • 1 card

The inside masks are two paper squares designed to decorate the inside of the box. Check the next pic to see how nice they look.

 

The box size is about 7 x 7 x 3.5 cm (2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches).
Making it was very easy.
You can find a quick tutorial to make an origami box here (youtube link), and the  free pdf printable artwork here (private use only, not for commercial use.)

Have fun!

Paola