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Father's Day

Dad is sure to love our awesome Father’s Day craft ideas. Make a handmade gift for dad this Fathers Day with our fantastic activities.

Wooden Toolbox

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Consider yourself to be a bit of a tradie? This bite sized tool box is great for you to store all of your odds and ends. Perfect for keys and loose change and a great gift!

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  • Protect your work area, prepare your materials and make sure you have glue and paint brushes on hand.
  • Step 1Assemble your 3D wooden toolbox before decorating to ensure easy construction. For permanent assembly you will need to glue the pieces together.
  • Step 2Place the side of your toolbox flat onto the back of some patterned craft paper. Trace around the edge of the side panel. Do this twice to create two templates, one for each side of your toolbox.
  • Step 3Carefully cut your templates out with scissors.
  • Step 4Give your toolbox a coat of white paint. Allow to dry. This is not essential but provides a good base for painting.
  • Step 5Paint your toolbox in bright colours. Allow to dry. Look to our Toolbox design for inspiration or come up with your own.
  • Step 6Attach your paper side panels to your toolbox with glue, and allow to dry.
  • Step 7Cut a square out of red adhesive felt. This will be the body of your padlock.
  • Step 8Cut a U-shape out of grey adhesive foam. This will be the hook of your padlock.
  • Step 9Attach both parts of your padlock to the front of your toolbox.
  • Step 10Use a black marker to add details to your toolbox, such as the keyhole on the front of your padlock.
  • There are so many different ways to decorate your toolbox… Look through our images for inspiration!

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Product Code: 10364
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
36 or more $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)          
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted - Pack of 30
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Product Code: 10708
EACH $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)
3 or more $19.24 (inc GST) $17.49 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 12671
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Wooden Tool Boxes - Pack of 10
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Product Code: 14151
EACH $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST)
5 to 9 $19.79 (inc GST) $17.99 (ex GST) 10 or more $15.39 (inc GST) $13.99 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Triangular Maxi Permanent Markers - Black - Pack of 12
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Product Code: 16531
EACH $14.29 (inc GST) $12.99 (ex GST)
10 to 49 $10.71 (inc GST) $9.74 (ex GST) 50 or more $7.14 (inc GST) $6.49 (ex GST)
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