Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ways to Sing Box/Dice

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!


  1. I found a pair of dice at Utah Idaho Supply (teacher supply store), and I printed off those exact cards and they fit perfectly! I'm in love with those cards, too!

    1. What a great idea! I looked for large dice but couldn't find any, I will have to keep UIS in mind, there is one really near me. Thanks for the comment!