I had been wanting to try to make this Juice Box Wallet boredom buster for a while now. It just looked like a great way to upcycle something meant for the recycling box. So do you want to know how to make a Juice Box Wallet…
Juice Box Wallet
You will need:
- A large juice box (rinsed with water and dried please)
- The Juice Box Wallet Template (credit for this template and this activity: http://spoonful.com/crafts/carton-wallet)
- paper towel
Make it in: 30-45 minutes
Full disclosure: I did not create this activity (and I honestly don’t know who invented it – the internet is full of Juice Box Wallet how tos and DIY). However, I found the template from Spoonful – and I direct you to that site (link above) for the full step-by-step instructions). However, I will share my own tips on how to make a Juice Box Wallet below…
- This is definitely an activity for kids 10 yrs plus (if you want an activity more appropriate for younger kids – I suggest my Toilet Paper Craft For Kids: Mouse activity)
- I thought this would make a great birthday party activity but it is actually pretty challenging – I’d recommend it as a play date (or afternoon at Grandmas) sort of boredom buster.
- The accordion fold is a bit tricky.
- Cut the circle a bit bigger than what is on the Juice Box Wallet Template.
All in all it did turn out – and my big kids requested making more. See how you put the change inside, flip the lid over, and use the plastic top to “lock” the Juice Box Wallet?!
Actually, I think it would be pretty great to make a bunch of these for a fundraiser. Think: girl guide/scout activity, class project, craft sale table. They are inexpensive to make, encourage recycling and upcycling, and are a hands-on (screen free) activity for kids. You could even make a case that it develops hand/eye coordination because of the cutting, tracing, and folding.