Ruler Box – Great Teacher’s Gift!

Yesterday I posted on Facebook a sneak peek at what I was working on. This project was perfect for my 8 year old daughter to make AND it’s super easy and she had a blast! I really wanted her to be a part of the the gift giving this year. What’s the point of giving a gift without some thought and effort into it? Right?

I had some scrap wood left over from some other projects. And over the summer I went to a sale and the guy had a 5 gallon pail of yard sticks he was selling. There were probably 70 of them and I bought all!! Yes, he did ask me “what in the world was I going to do with all of them”. I didn’t know, until now.

So I figured out a good size box. I figured it could be a plant holder, kleenex box holder, or a catch all. I pre-cut all my wood and brought everything in from the bitter cold so we could work on it inside.

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We built the box, then started adding the rulers. 

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As you can see, she thought this was just great! 

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She even got to try out the finish nailer. 

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Then she finished by sanding down the edges for a smooth finish.

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All finished!  She was very proud about her project!  And only took us about an hour.

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Super fun and easy right?!

Comments

  1. She did a great job. It looks wonderful. Good Job ,Tora!

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