DIY Inventor’s Box Christmas Gift for Kids

I love giving gifts that are practical and keep kids entertained! It sometimes appears as if I’m against all gift giving, but that’s really not true. I’m against thoughtless and meaningless gift exchanges that drain us of our time and money and fill our home with useless things. Big difference ;)

So this DIY Inventor’s box has become a FAVORITE in our home. You can purchase them already created OR make your own (which is super fun!).

We also created a printable label for the box so that it looks even more fun! You can find that HERE!

And here are some of our favorite items to put inside of your inventor’s box:
– Popsicle sticks
– Painters tape or masking tape
– Dowels and wood blocks
– Rubberbands
– Pipe cleaners
– Little pieces of wood and cardboard
– String
– Scissors
– Glue dots
– Skewers
– Straws
– Clothes pins
….and any other random craft supplies that you have at home!

Remember: There is no right or wrong thing to put inside! It’s meant to be random and scrappy! The more random it is, the more fun the kids will have with it.

If you want to spend a little extra, you may also want to include a low heat glue gun. You can find them on Amazon for under $10 and we’ve found that the glue sticks at the Dollar Tree work well (even though they aren’t technically “low heat” sticks of glue).

Even as I was putting this together to take pictures our kids were asking if they could pull things out of it! They have SO much fun with these simple materials, I love seeing their imaginations come to life!

We hope that you’re having a great holiday season!