Bonus Craft Ideas:
Handheld Masks: Host your own kid-friendly masquerade. Print out the face of your pint-size helper’s favorite animal, cartoon character, TV or movie star, or famous personality (make sure it’s scaled to mask size). Glue it to a piece of cardboard, cut it out, and then cut out holes for the eyes and mouth. On the back side, attach a paint stick with a glue gun so your little ones can hold their super cool new masks.
Spinners of Inspiration: Use a plate to trace two circles onto a Chewy box and cut them out (at least 6 inches wide). On one spinner, write the letters of the alphabet along the outer edge. On the other, draw lines across the circle and through the center so you have eight pie-shaped pieces. In each “slice,” write categories like drawing, charades, storytelling, rhyme time, titles, etc., and color them in. Draw arrows on another piece of cardboard and cut them out. Attach them to the circles with brass paper fasteners, but not too tightly so that they can spin. Take turns spinning both and then following the prompts. You might be drawing something that starts with “O” or telling a story about an animal that starts with the letter “T” or naming a book or movie title that starts with “B.” It’s a game with endless possibilities!
We hope this how-to gives you and your crafter-in-training tons of inspiration and brings out your creative side. Get started on your favorite Chewy box project and let us know how it turns out!
Nikki Naser, BeChewy Senior Editor
Instead of owning 30 cats, Nikki has an impressive collection of 30 cat-themed T-shirts, and just 4 pets—a ginger-haired senior cat, a senior Maine Coon, a middle-aged Choodle, and a young kitty who showed up one day on the back steps. A former Orlando resident, Nikki worked on several tourism publications before moving to South Beach. When she’s not stopping to take pics of community cats to post on Instagram, Nikki spends her time with the office pets at Chewy, writing for their BeChewy blog.