Crafty people - which seems to be everyone - be prepared to laugh.
When my husband came home tonight, I was CRANKY.
Because of a box.
You see, I am NOT a crafty person. I didn't own a glue gun for the first eight years of our marriage. When we decided to move back to Utah from the San Francisco area, I asked my husband if I was allowed to live there when I don't scrapbook (don't get me wrong, I admire those of you who do, but making things cutesy is not my gift).
BUT, I fell in love with the awesome Way to Sing cards at http://afprimarysingingtime.blogspot.com/search/label/Fun%20Ways%20to%20Sing - they are just too cute. So I printed them ALL, had them laminated, then wondered what to do with them. I thought it would be great to get a couple of big dice that could be rolled to determine either a fun way to sing with your voice or a fun action to do along with the song.
The trouble came in the execution. I searched high and low for a suitable object - wood blocks, dice, etc - but settled on a 6 x 6 x 6 box from the post office. I did just fine taping it up and putting a few jingle bells inside for fun . . . the problem came in DECORATING it.
Wrapping paper just got all wrinkly and gross, no matter what kind of glue I used. I should have bought some spray adhesive.
Then I tried scrapbook paper . . . better but not much.
Ribbon on the edges helped!
But, with the cards on it (attached with Velcro so I can switch them out each time I use it) I think it's pretty cute. I did another box with spray adhesive that went a lot easier, but I actually like my first one better. It has personality. Towards the end of the year, I will use BOTH at the same time and put physical actions on one box and ways to sing on the other so they have to try both. Should be fun!