Time to stamp a BIG BOY tin!* I've been meaning to make more tins for my kids (mentioned camouflage the other day, but I got really inspired to get on it after reading Erika's wristy post and her son kept askign to turn her tins into "bug jars"! I'd made the "tiny treasures" and "this belongs to" labels specifically with Jonathan in mind because he's always out finding things when out on an "adventure", but really like the idea of a bug box. ("Survival Kit" is from WIYT?2) I didn't find any great buggy paper at the store so just went with the originally planned camo. Still have quite a bit of that 8 1/2 x 11 sheet (25 cents at Hobby Lobby) left. Looks like I have to scrap a page about making the tin with it!!**
I made the hole using the small Cropodile side and threaded through a piece of "leather" (it's actually a waxed brown cotton cord from Joann's(cheap), looks like a leather strap but thinner.) Inside there is room for some little bug tweezers and a magnifying glass, you can find this stuff at the dollar store. (Still lots of room for sticks and stones, frogs and snails and... you get the drift!)If you intend it for bugs make sure you punch a few tiny air holes(but I'd do this with my piercing tool if I were you so nothing ESCAPES!)
After gluing on all the labels, I handed Jonathan the marker to write his name. I had to bite my tongue a bit when I saw how he'd altered my border! I'm happy to let him take credit for that design! ;) (He took the pic too)
He wore it to bed last night. And will take it to school tomorrow. And the next. And probably to his wedding some day!
I'll check back and show you some of his finds, there's always something interesting, with a story! One tomorrow(that he found "pre-tin") you'll like, it's also a good NSR TIP! :)
*This could just has easily have been for my hubby though (my other big boy!) with different kit contents. Minus the strap. I think that's what he'd call "a man purse", not for him!
**My poor kids. If "my basket" were a scrapbook, I'd be caught up with a page for every day of their life!! But I'm just not that great a scrapper...need to share the few pages I have done with you sometime. Remind me! Unfortunately I can show their whole albums in a couple posts! :(
AFTERTHOUGHT: Laminating these would have been VERY WISE. (Oh well, he doesn't seem to care if his stuff gets wet/dirty!!)