Cracker Box Locker

Average rating of 4.5/5. (16 Ratings)
My rating
  • I love it!
  • I like it a lot!
  • I like it.
  • Just okay.
  • Not for me.
Cracker Box Locker
Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age

Just like the real deal, this cool cardboard locker can be spruced up with stickers and tiny posters. (Ours holds valentines instead of math books, however.)

What you'll need

  • Empty cracker box, such as a saltine box
  • Double-sided tape
  • Silver paper
  • Craft knife
  • Black marker
  • Small white button
  • Larger black button
  • Card stock
  • Dymo label maker (optional)

How to make it

  1. Use double-sided tape to cover the box with silver paper; be generous with the tape on the side of the box where the door will be cut.

  2. Use a craft knife (a parent's job) to cut a door on the front of the locker. Cut a mail slot on the top of the box, if desired.

  3. Use a black marker to embellish the front of the box with vents, a handle, and other details.

  4. The padlock is a small white button affixed with glue to a larger black button, the pennant is card stock, and our "2009" label was made with a Dymo label maker.

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.
Most Popular on Facebook