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Arts and Crafts

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Soap Box Art

When I mention soap box art, I am pretty sure not everyone is actually thinking about the things you can make with and from empty soap and detergent boxes; many will get visions of small, home-build race cars.

Even though they are both entirely different projects, these crafts are actually tied together and both stem and are made from the same material; soap boxes.

The sturdy empty detergent box is a great foundation for all kinds of kids' crafts and projects like these little aliens.

It doesn't take much to transform the box into a toy. Some construction or wrapping paper, glue, a pair of scissors, and a couple of crayons go a long way and ensure the children will have a ton of fun.

You can use all kinds of other craft items to give the figure, animal, or alien, their own personality. You can glue on googly eyes for instance, use some fabric and make a bowtie, hat or scarf, etc., etc.

Soap box cars were originally made from the wooden crates soap used to be transported in to the retailers. This is no longer the case, but the craft and sport lives on.

Many other materials are used nowadays to build a fast, or rather the fastest, small, non-engine propelled car and compete against others.

If neither one of the above crafts appeals to you then you can always get on the soap box!

See also:
Soap Box Art Part 2
Soap Box Art - Materials and Equipment

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