This Kleenex tissue box projects post is sponsored by Kleenex® tissue. All opinions expressed are my own
Cutting back on plastics is a huge initiative we should all be getting behind. But plastic isn’t just excessive in straws, sandwich bags and water bottles. Toys make up a huge part of the plastic consumption that isn’t recyclable.
Since April is Earth Month, I have teamed up with Kleenex® tissue and Costco, to remind our children that boxes were the first toys they loved. And reusing everyday essentials to make toys is fun for the whole family. By creating new toys with things laying around the house already we are helping cut back on the toys that go unloved then end up in the landfill.
Kleenex Tissue Box Projects:
DIY Fairy Garden
One of the reasons I love my job so much is that I get to work side by side with my kids. So for this project I got them together and gave them an empty Kleenex® tissue box and said “what can we do with this?” After some brainstorming we decided it would be so fun to make a Fairy Garden and go around the house and yard to collect items for this garden.
A quick walk around the neighborhood as well as a walk through my craft closet got enough materials to start construction. My goal with this was to foster creativity with as little leading as possible. Of course I want to make my own Pinterest-perfect fairy garden but I want her to make one how she envisions it. Sometimes it takes thought starters such as “does your fairy like to swim?” and then looking at ways we can make water with our supplies.
What I love the most about this project is that it requires nothing that you don’t already have laying around. So perfect for those summer days when you need entertainment. Not to mention, the sense of pride that my daughter showed when she was all done was amazing. Knowing she made it and her sister wanted to play with it made her so happy.
- Kleenex® Tissue Box
- Dried flowers
- Construction Paper
- Glue (hot glue as well as Elmers)
- Leaves, twigs, sticks, pinecones
- Popsicle sticks if you are into shiplap
Big road trips planned for the summer? The key to a successful road trip is entertainment for the kids. If you are like me at all and lack dexterity to continually pick-up the fallen toys from the ground you are in luck. A way to keep things organized is a must.
Since girls picked the Fairy Garden, I wanted to pick something functional, that also helped keep my car clean. I used a Kleenex® tissue box and turned it into the perfect travel organizer to keep all the supplies together and easily accessible while making getting rid of snack wrappers a breeze. To stick with the theme, lets just use the things we have laying around.
Arts and crafts are a favorite for my girls so I incorporated some of their most used items that keep them busy and help them create magic. Gallery walls are going to get an update. Not only are these boxes great for road trips but they totally work for car line pickup too.
- construction paper
- pens, markers, crayons
- small dolls or characters
- slime or putty
- pipe cleaners
- non perishable snacks
On your weekly Costco run, grab Kleenex® tissue Box Earth Month designs. They are on sale until May 12th, saving you $4. America’s softest facial tissue that you can feel good about providing for your family. Plus provides endless opportunities for DIY projects this summer.
What would you make? Leave me a comment with suggestions so I can update this post with some of your ideas!
What would you make? Leave me a comment with suggestions so I can update this post with some of your ideas.