Let’s face it, times are tough for a lot of us, so it’s due time that we really begin to use what we have in clever and creative ways.
How about shoeboxes? Many families buy about two pair of shoes for each child every single year, so that amounts in a whole lot of shoeboxes for families. Let’s use ’em!
With all of our kids’ toys and crafting supplies, it makes sense to put shoeboxes to use; many of the boxes are so sturdy, they rival the plastic storage bins, and hey–these puppies won’t end up clogging up our landfills once we’re long gone. So they’re handy and green. Sweet!
This Quick Trick I’m sharing two crazy-cool ways to use shoeboxes–one for teaching kids an important life skill, and the other for keeping your crafts a little more organized. Quick. Easy.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- 2 Crazy-Cool Ways to Use Shoeboxes: Kids need to start learning how to tie their shoes before they walk through those doors to Kindergarten. Many won’t have mastered it by then, but they all should have at least tried.
The Shoelace Box has proven to be a life-saver for teaching my sweet Owen how to tie his shoes, and we’re starting Shoelace Box practice with Cora this summer.
And because this has been the summer for retro crafts (more on that later!) we’ve needed to find ways to organize our ribbon. Welcome to our world, Maddy’s Ribbon Box.
Take a look. . .
Want a little more information on teaching kids how to tie their shoes? Check out our original post on the Shoelace Box.
Want more information on retro crafts? Coming soon!
How do YOU use shoeboxes for learning and fun?