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Picture of Carboard Cash Register
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My sister is having a bake/sweets sale at the beach during the July 4th weekend and needed some kind of box to store her money in. Since I like making things with carboard and there was a cardboard challenge going on, I decided to maker her one. I used an old {well, it was new until I cut it up} Lowe's Large Moving Box as my cardboard source. I took a 5-dollar bill and put it on the carboard and moved it over four times to figure out what size to make the box. I don't actually know the size because I never really measured it. For the sides, I just traced the edge of the base and guessed at how tall it should be. Then I made 5 pieces that were the same (two for the sides and three for the dividers). I taped everything together and then cut little slits in each of the dividers so i could insert another piece to make coin compartments. It took me about 30 minutes to make.

Note: The first few pics are before my sister decorated it, and the last few are after she went at it with duct tape.

Thanks for looking!
MarcioWilges4 months ago

Thanks for sharing this simple yet fun cash register. I think my nieces and nephews would love to play with this when they come over during the holidays. If they do not want to play with it anymore, I think it would still come in handy to put in those bits and pieces simply lying around the house to keep them well organized and free from clutters. Furthermore, since it is lightweight and small in size, it makes moving it around so easy.

dawg0652 years ago
a cigar box did just as well.keep up the good projects