STEAM Activity, Craft Activity: Make A Jewery Box

 

What Kids Are Learning For This STEAM Activity, STEM Activity

When kids engage in a STEAM activity, craft activity like making a jewelry box, they learn a variety of important skills. They develop their creativity by designing and decorating the box, while also improving their fine motor skills by handling small pieces. They gain an understanding of basic engineering principles as they assemble the box and use math to measure and plan. Additionally, this craft activity helps them practice patience and attention to detail, as well as problem-solving as they figure out how to make the box functional and aesthetically pleasing. Overall, it’s a fun and hands-on way for kids to learn and apply a range of skills while creating something special.

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What You Need For This STEAM Activity, STEM Activity

STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Make A Jewerly Box Materials
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Make A Jewerly Box Materials

 

How To Do The STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Make A Jewery Box

*For this activity, allow time for glue to dry each steps.
*Remember to use caution when handling glue, especially if kids are involved in this craft project. This activity allows for creativity, so feel free to customize the design to your liking.

 

  1. Make A Drawer: Make four sides and one bottom part to create a drawer.
    For the bottom part of a drawer, glue 12 small sticks together, and then 4 pieces as shown in the picture.
    For the two sides and back part of the drawer, glue 7 small sticks together.
    For the front part of the drawer, glue 8 small sticks together.

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity - Jewerly Box Craft -Attach All 12 of Small Sticks Together To Create A Drawer
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity – Jewerly Box Craft -Attach All 12 of Small Sticks Together To Create A Drawer
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity - Jewerly Box Craft - All 12 of Small Sticks
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity – Jewerly Box Craft -Attach All 12 of Small Sticks Together

     

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Make a Drawer
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Make a Drawer
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Glue Small Sticks To Create a Drawer
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Glue Small Sticks To Create a Drawer
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Make Drawer Pieces
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Make Drawer Pieces

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Glue All of Drawer Pieces
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Glue All of Drawer Pieces
  2. Make a Bench: For the bench seat, glue 7 big sticks together and create two sets.
    For the bench seat sides (to cover the drawer), glue 7 sticks together and make two sets.

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity - Jewerly Box Craft - Glue All 7 of Big Sticks
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity – Jewerly Box Craft – Glue All 7 of Big Sticks
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Make 2 Sets of Large Sticks Glued Together
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Make 2 Sets of Large Sticks Glued Together

     

  3. Attach The Sides: Glue the sides of the bench seat to the bottom part of the bench. Ensure that the drawer fits inside the glued bench frame.
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Glue The Sides of The Bench
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Glue The Sides of The Bench

     

  4. Make a Bench Top: Glue 5 large sticks together to create a bench top, and attach two small sticks as shown in the picture below.
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Create A Bench Top
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Create A Bench Top

     

  5. Decorate: You can paint or decorate your jewelry drawer box with various materials like paint, markers, stickers, or decorative paper to make it unique and appealing. I used gem stickers for decoration.
  6. STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Decorate All The Pieces
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Decorate All The Pieces

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Decorate All The Pieces With Gem Stickers
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Decorate All The Pieces With Gem Stickers
  7. Add A Handle.: If you want handles on your drawers, attach small wooden or decorative pieces to the front of each drawer using glue.  I used a bead as a handle.

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Attach A Handle
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Attach A Handle
  8. Finish The Bench: Attach one large popsicle stick to the top bench piece you made previously as shown below. Glue that popsicle stick part to the back of the bench.
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Finish The Bench
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Finish The Bench

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Attach The Top Bench Part To The Back Of The Bench
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Attach The Top Bench Part To The Back Of The Bench
  9. Your Jewerly Box Is Ready!: Once the box is dry, you can place your jewelry inside the drawers. You now have a homemade jewelry box!
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity - Make a Jewerly Box
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity – Make a Jewerly Box
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Sideview
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Sideview
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Backview
    STEAM, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Backview

     

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box - Enjoy Your Jewerly Box
    STEAM, Craft Activity Make a Jewerly Box – Enjoy Your Jewerly Box

 

Variations & Challenges 

  1. Mixed Materials: Instead of using only large wooden sticks and popsicle sticks, encourage creativity by incorporating other materials like cardboard, fabric, or small plastic containers to create a more diverse and unique jewelry box.
  2. Themed Boxes: Have kids create themed jewelry boxes, such as a “Nature-Inspired” box where they incorporate leaves and twigs into the design, or a “Sparkly and Glittery” box with sequins and glitter decorations.
  3. Measurement Challenge: Have kids measure and plan the dimensions of their jewelry drawer box using specific measurements or ratios. This challenges their math and precision skills.

 

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Author

  • Isabelle

    Isabelle has been an entrepreneur for last 22 years in retail and educational industry. She is also a mom to a child in elementary school. She believes that when kids are curious and use their imagination, amazing things can happen. She is particularly interested in STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). She believes when children are encouraged to develop STEAM skills from a young age, they gain valuable tools to tackle future challenges in a creative, imaginative, and innovative manner. She enjoys researching STEAM and craft activities, plays, toys and resources and share with parents.

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