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Stackable Toy Boxes

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Step 1: What you need

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This is what you need if you are doing the bigger box...for my daughter I would be doing the cube...it's the same except there are no wheels. I would continue this instructable with the cube and post pictures of the bigger box later as i couldn't complete it.(my neighbor complained of the sanding noise so I'm waiting for the couple to leave on a nice long weekend!)

Step 2: Build the box

Build a basic box...make sure it's square else it would not stack. Remember to first cut the slots for the finger hold. To cut the slots find the center point. Then mark 2 inches from the dot on either side. drill through on both ends...draw lines on the upper and lower curve and cut away with a jigsaw or band saw.
cut 2 square dowels the width of the finger hold planks...pass it through the box to make sure it would fit...then fix it at the bottom...you may glue,nail or do both!

Step 3: The Fun Part- Texturing and Painting

Prime/ gesso the boxes...giving it a textured background hides a lot of mistakes...plus children just love this part.
For more ideas on texturing check out the below instructable
http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpturing-and-Texturing/

Paint and decorate how you like...I of course went for the rainbow colors.
Cut numbers in a mirror sticker and paste on one side...you can put on the other side pictures of what you want inside the box

Step 4: Ta Da!

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Now varnish and let your kids enjoy organizing! It's fun stacking them up...it could be giant number blocks :-)

Step 5: Some Rainbow Thyme Ideas

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786Ayesha1 year ago
When your kids are painting,you should spread a newspaper under neath ,so that you don't have the trouble in cleaning the floor.
shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Agreed! :-)...i usually do...but missed this time and had to pay for it later
xpat731 year ago

looks highly professional werk, very creative,and useful toy , all the best
shazni (author)  xpat731 year ago
Thanks :-)
Izz171 year ago
very creative & extremely useful
exellent job ................... keep it up......................
shazni (author)  mohamedhaleem1 year ago
thanks
mygibzone1 year ago
I think this is terrific! I love the idea & love that is was inspired by your daughter. Thank you for including my bookshelf. I'm voting for you & hope that you get that saw!!!
shazni (author)  mygibzone1 year ago
Oh thank you so much! i hope i get the saw too! :-D
786Ayesha1 year ago
This is really awesome.Great work.I have been following some of your projects and I really like them.Keep it up.You have my vote.All the best.
shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Great! thanks a lot! I soooo am aiming for a replacement for my jigsaw :-D...so the more votes...the better chance i have!
Great job! Very well done and your dedication (time) and passion (creativity) are definitely in evidence. May I point out the correct spelling for theme...not thyme as you have it in the introduction. Good work and best wishes.

shazni (author)  Creativeman1 year ago
Thanks for your kind compliments! i really appreciate it :-)
Also thanks for the correction...I have corrected it and also found some other mistakes i have made as i was in a hurry to get it to the copy cat challenge! I have my eye on sooo many prizes it's getting kind of embarrassing! haha :-D
These are so fun! Love them :D
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