I’m really pleased with how these Father’s Day dinosaur boxes came out. They started with a problem. I joined a local produce co-op, and have been inundated with berries. We have no problem eating them, but they come in these little plastic clamshells, which are obviously perfect for crafting, but I wasn’t sure exactly how to use them.
At least, not until I realized they were the perfect size to hold a cookie (or two). Or some puppy chow. Or some flavored popcorn. Or a Rice Krispie treat. You get the idea. These little boxes are ideal for gift giving, and with Father’s Day in just a few days, this project seemed obvious.
The kids wanted dinosaurs, so we came up with a few dino puns and grabbed some dinosaur coloring pages for illustrations (you can find the originals here: t-rex, triceratops, stegosaurus, spinosaurus). The final product is simple, kid-friendly, and pretty darn cute! This is what my kids will be giving their dad and grandpa in a few days:
Start by washing and drying your berry clamshells. I don’t remove the stickers, since they are hard to get off and leave a sticky goo behind. The toppers covered any remaining stickers.
Next, print off the template and let the kids color their chosen dinosaurs. Once they are done, cut the toppers out, put a little tape on their back (we found glue didn’t adhere well), and stick them to the top.
The last step is to add the ribbon. Starting at the back of the box, put a thin line of glue along the back. Gently press the middle of the ribbon onto the glue. Then, work along both sides, gluing and pressing. When you get to the front, you want to glue along both sides of the front leaving a small gap between the two ends in the middle. Then, go ahead and tie a little bow, snip off the ends, and your box is ready to be filled with goodies!