Introduction: Stackable Toy Boxes
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Step 1: What You Need
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
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!
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
Here are some links to some rainbow theme ideas
Coat rack https://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Mosaic-Coat-Rack/
Foam Wall decor frames https://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-wall-decore-and-frames/
Rainbow book shelf https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-READING-RAINBOW-Book-Shelf/
Bulletin Board https://www.instructables.com/id/Bulletin-board/
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