The girls at my daughter's party had a fun time painting and decorating their individual boxes. The only setback was that the demand for pink paint was greater than the supply. I could have anticipated this and had more pink and more paint brushes available. Overall though, the craft project was a hit with the kids, and I would definitely do them again.
• wooden boxes
• acrylic paints
• glitter glue
• paint brushes (can supplement with Q-tips)
• plastic jewels
• disposable cups (to hold water for rinsing brushes)
• disposable bowls or plates (to contain finished boxes with wet paint)
• paint smocks (we cut paper grocery sacks to make smocks)
Note: Before the glue and paint dry, it would be wise to open the lid slightly and insert a piece of waxed paper. Otherwise, the box may get glued or painted shut.