This post contains affiliate links. This was originally posted in December of last year, but I just think that it is the perfect Christmas gift (or anytime gift) for a child, so I wanted to share it again.
I am so excited to share our DIY Invention box with you! It is the perfect gift for a creative child.
Our kids are ‘inventors’. They are creative and they love to build. A box becomes an airplane, a space rocket, robot arms, ski boots… Coming up with a gift that was perfect for our creators was a little tricky, until I thought of this “invention box”. I have filled it with a TON of stuff- some of it was laying around the house and some of it was picked up at the store or ordered online.
** THE KEY TO THIS BOX IS TO MAKE IT ALL STUFF THAT THEY CAN DO THEMSELVES!**
Here is how you make this DIY gift for a creative kid: Grab a container and fill it with these things (be sure to read the comments for more great ideas). You can find these items at most craft or dollar stores, or you can order them online by clicking on the links below.
IDEAS FOR THE BOX:
- pipe cleaners (colorful)
- “googley” eyes (wiggly eyes)
- yarn (I had this at home)
- kid scissors (had these)
- mini staplers
- popsicle sticks
- little pom-poms (those little puff ball things)
- felt squares
A FEW MORE IDEAS…
- foam sheets
- colored paper packet
- mini markers
- left-over erasers from a school party (FREE)
- buttons (I just found these around the house -FREE)
- little boxes that I had (ring boxes, small cardboard boxes) (FREE)
- regular glue sticks
- plates (paper or styrofoam – we had these at home, so I threw a few in)
Here is a peek inside of ours:
I threw it all into a popcorn container that we had and put the lid on. DONE! When I gave it to our son, he was SO EXCITED!!! I didn’t put everything that I and bought into it, yet, because I wanted to save some of it for his stocking, but our kids have already spent hours upon hours playing with this!! (I saved the really fun stuff ~ stapler, glitter glue, etc…) for Christmas morning. Just let them be scientists & inventors!
If you can think of some other things to add, I’d really love to hear them. I still have time before Christmas and I plan on adding to it throughout the year, since our kids will be using it every day. OK- what else can you think of?
ps- here are 50 stocking stuffers that your kids will love: