Building Boxes

Building Boxes craft

Turn double-sided Crayola Neon Color Explosion® Paper into very cool boxes! Fill your creations with treasures, present gifts in them, add pictures for a box frame, or place tiny boxes in dioramas or other projects.

  • 1.

    How large will your box be? To make a pattern, cut plain paper to the size and 4-sided shape you want for the bottom of your box.

  • 2.

    Trace the pattern in the center of Crayola Neon Color Explosion® Paper using a Neon Color Explosion Marker. On each side of the shape, draw the box sides. Use the pattern or a ruler to help you make straight edges. Make all four sides the same height.

  • 3.

    Add two rectangular tabs to each of two opposite sides. These tabs will wrap around to connect the sides. Cut around the outside lines of the entire shape.

  • 4.

    Design both sides of the box with Crayola Neon Color Explosion Markers. Choose a theme or make each section different—you choose!

  • 5.

    Fold up the four box sides. Fold tabs, glue them, and wrap tabs around the neighboring sides to form the box. Hold with fingers or paperclips until glue sets.

  • 6.

    Experiment with different sizes and shapes of boxes. Construct lids using the same steps, just make them slightly larger to fit.