I made this little Juice Box Village as a photo prop for my Tiny Crochet Cars a while ago and I thought I would share the process with you so that you can make your very own Juice Box Village.
I love finding new purposes for stuff that you would normally throw away and every time I got rid of one of these juice boxes I used to think: “There must be SOMETHING I can use this for…there must be a whole host of juice box crafts!”
Well, here’s one way that you CAN upcycle your old juice boxes and it couldn’t be easier. There are 4 steps to the process, one of which is fetching and one of which is waiting, so technically there are only two steps.
Step One: Find…
- A black bag/bin liner/old newspaper
- Blackboard (Chalkboard) spray paint
- An empty juice box or three
Step Two: Place the juice box on top of your black bag/bin liner/newspaper and spray it all over with chalkboard (blackboard) paint.
Step 3: Wait for your juice box to dry. You might need to give it a second coat, depending on how light-handed you are with the spray paint.
Step 4: Draw a house/shop/barber/market on the chalkboard juice box. Or better yet, get the kids to do it. That way you will keep them busy with the drawing AND then you will keep them busy with the playing.
It’s not the world’s most original toy, I will admit, but my boys have a lot of fun driving their cars (both crochet and metal) around their juice box village. And when we get bored of a specific house or shop, we just wipe and re-draw. Mommy (that’s me) is also happy because she has found a juice box craft that takes hardly any effort at all!