an empty box
paints, crayons, or markers
1. Use the construction papers and tape to cover the top half of the box.
2. Let your child decorate the box. (We used stencils and paint to draw the insects and stickers.)
3. Cut 2 strips out of the cardboard to make compartments in the box.
4. You'll be surprised at what your child likes to put in the box. Mimi, at first, put some rocks and seashells she had collected from the beach. Later, she put her toy cars in the box.