Wish Box

As you count down to Christmas, follow an old-world custom and make a wish box.
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What You Need:
kids crafts
Write down your holiday wishes
and place them in the box.

  • Shoe box
  • Brightly colored paper, felt, or gift wrap
  • Spray adhesive or craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Heavy yarn
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Trim (optional): bells, wiggle eyes, pom-poms, buttons, metallic streamers


1. Use colorful paper to cover a shoe box and lid; glue in place.

2. Place two holes in each end for rope handles and three holes in one corner of the lid. Cut slot in center of lid.

3. Attach 6-inch yarn handles to ends of box, knotting on inside of box.

4. Decorate box and lid. Use colorful shapes cut from felt or paper. (Cookie cutters make great patterns.) Add decorative trim to shapes.

5. Attach and decorate pipe cleaners. Place ends of pipe cleaners in the holes in lid, taping over the bent ends inside the lid. Curl and bend stems. Glue bells, metallic streamers, wiggle eyes, buttons, and pom-poms to ends of pipe cleaners.


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