Getting organized is easier when "there is a place for everything and everything is in its place". My kids know where their things go so it is quicker and easier to clean up when it's time to put away their school supplies or toys.
I've found that this is more effective when they have had a say in the way we store their things. After seeing the Disney Infinity toys strewn next to our TV for a couple of days, I decided we needed to do something about it. And we did.
This DIY storage box for the Disney Infinity game pieces resembles our toy box with hinges on the back. We also a added a clothespin to hold cards or small pieces of paper and a handmade envelope to hold the circular and hexagonal Power Discs. My son is already asking for more power discs so he can collect/exchange them and give special powers to his Disney Infinity figures now that he has a special place for them.
Ever since we made this storage box, our Disney Infinity toys have had a special place to go in after being played with. And we recycled two boxes while we were at it!
Use construction paper to wrap a large shoe box and its lid (make sure the box is large enough to hold the game). Also glue a piece of colored paper to the bottom of the box and to the inside of the lid.
Make two hinges with two small pieces of cardboard from the box the game came in (or any other type of strong, thick paper) and brass fasteners as seen in the picture. I used a precision knife to make the holes easily and then secured the hinges to the back of the box and lid with hot glue and fasteners.
Secure the fasteners from the inside of the box and lid.
Use a strip of adhesive foam or adhesive tape to cover the fasteners inside of the box for safety.
Use construction paper to make a small envelope. Glue the envelope for the power discs and a clothespin to hold cards to the inside of the lid.
Have your child decorate the box with crayons, markers and stickers. Or do what we did and cut out a few characters and pieces from the original box for the game, glue them to your new storage box and make it look awesome!
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