Shadow box to store children's treasures

I don't know about your kids by my children love collecting "treasures".  You know, things they find in the sand at the park or bits of things they think are amazing that they find on walks.  These treasures cannot be thrown away, according my almost 5 year old, or certain great loss will occur immediately!  I was a bit frustrated with the piles of little treasures accumulating seemingly everywhere and came up with a way to keep the treasures, display the treasures and ensure the treasures do not re-emerge for the dog to eat. 

Materials for the project.

Materials for the project.

I had a photo shadow box lying around. I found a nice background boarder (from our current calendar) and added a piece of origami paper to the middle for a nice solid background.  A treasure box was born! 

 

Maisy's treasure box.

Maisy's treasure box.

The treasures.

The treasures.

Maisy and I decided where to hang it in her room (she wanted it up high, so her sister wouldn't touch it) and now whenever she finds treasures, I open up the shadow box and add her latest and greatest find.  She loves her box and checks out all her goods whenever she likes.  She knows they are safe and I know they are all now contained. Yay! 

Treasures proudly displayed on her wall.

Treasures proudly displayed on her wall.

Do you have any creative ways to manage all the bounty of treasures your kiddos find?  Leave a note in the comments.  I love comments!! 

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becky

I'm a part-time work from home, full time stay at home mom to two daughters and an Australian Labradoodle puppy. We are enjoying our last year before big girl school, playing with friends, swapping childcare to get the job done and getting crafty when we can fit it in. We live together in a wonderful community that we are truly thankful for and proud to be a part of. It takes a village and this is ours.