How to Reuse a Diaper Box and an Old Children's Books
When we were just starting our family, finances were very tight, so we didn't have a lot of items around the home, and were lacking something to store some toys for our young twins. So, I got a little creative and resourceful and created a fun toy box
First I made my "Modge Podge" mix by using 50/50 Elmer's Glue and Water.
Because the pages of the book I used to cover it were thin and see through, I first covered my diaper box with some thick cardstock. I applied a thin layer of the water and glue mixture under and over the paper to adhere it to the box with a big foam brush.
I also put cardstock one sheet deep on the top of the inside of the box so it looked a little nicer if it wasn't completely full of toys.
Once dry, I planned out where I wanted to put each page of the free book we got from my kids Cheerios box. However, I realized there weren't enough pages to cover the whole thing with pages, so I improvised and grabbed some green tissues paper to go with the jungle theme of the book.
Apply the book pages with a thin layer of the watery glue under and over them.
Let it dry completely, about 1-2 hours.
Then apply a layer of clear packing tape around it to protect the pages, and make the box a littler sturdier (kids are rough on stuff!).
Now put it in your playroom area and fill with small toys!
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