Friday, July 11, 2014

Mixed media learning Toy Box


I have been planning to this for a while now and now that its done, I am (with my kid) super excited!.....

 I got a huge cardboard box from a local grocery store which fit perfectly into the cupboard where I stock toys and books. I have been wanting to work on a project which will teach my toddler alphabets and make it a fun utility box. Inspired by the rain, I decided to go with a frog theme. Working on each side of the box was like working on 6 pieces of huge canvas.


To start with, the box had very useful cuts meant to carry the box when heavy, I decided to make it the mouth of the frog. On either side I have a female and male frog. Have used loads of Patterned paper, pearl embellishments, glitter liner, ribbons, Heart & bubble call out MDFs, beads. As you must have noticed, the eyes of the frogs are old contact lens cases (in which I have put beads which wobble when the box moves!...)

 To start with the female frog…I have used my fav flora fauna pp to make her suit, have used another set of checked PP to make her eye lashes and  have inked and stamped the butterflies. I have outlined her with pearl stick and ofcourse the pearl necklace...
 
 
The ribbon in her mouth is not just a tongue but is an aid for my kid to pull out the box easily from the cupboard.

 

For the male frog have used a simple checked pp, call out MDF, Stamped image clock

 


The box sides, I have worked with  alphabet F; ie; frog, fly, five flowers, feet. Have added loads of pp, ribbons and embellishments

 


 

The other side I have worked with alphabet  L; Leaf, lunch, lazy, lick, lake….Once again have used pp, ribbons and embellishments.

 

On the top 2 flaps I have used decoupage techniques and collage.  I have worked with

alphabet M (This flap is by personal fav); Melon, Mango , Music , Magazine.

 


 

 

Alphabet B (My kid’s fav) ; Boy, butterfly, ball, blue

 


 

 

 

Here’s a  pic of the box from side and top view.

19 comments:

  1. What an interesting project this is, Urvashi. So well thought of, I am sure your little one will really enjoy using it. I can see that you have done a lot of work in creating this box. Fabulous work.

    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu # 34 and Best of luck!

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    1. Urvashi, I just noticed that you have linked up your creation in more than 5 challenges and your entry won't qualify as our rule is that you can combine a maximum of 5 challenges including our's.
      We hope to see you with a fresh entry soon that would qualify :)

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    2. Sure thanks for dropping by

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  2. You must have worked so hard on this, urvashi! Crafty and functional at the same time!

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    1. Oh thanks. . Its true it took quite a bit of time

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  3. Love the attention to detail on your project. Especially love the froggy's eyes!! Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Indeed, The frog eyes is also one of my favourite

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  4. Fantastic project! I love all the frogs & different details!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  5. thats some good recycling !
    Thanks for playing with us on BGC this fortnight !

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  6. What a lovely idea! I love all that little details. A perfect toybox! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  7. What a fun creation! Great work! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

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  8. Such a pretty recycling project and a lot of detailing too.. Thanks for sharing this with us at Kraftzone.. All the best

    Khushboo

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  9. Thanks khushboo for dropping by

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  10. Wow! The frogs are really cool! What a great learning thing for the kids! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

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  11. Perfect box for kids' toys!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  12. What a fab aswell as usefull creation :) x Thanks for joining us over at The Crafting Cafe for this months challenge. I hope we see you again soon x

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  13. Good Idea...looks nice. Thanks for playing along with Kraftzone challenge #7. Good luck. :)

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  14. Brilliant! Such an original idea. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe!

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