Baby Bear... *ahem* excuse me! Little Bear has decided that she is much too old to be called Baby Bear. "Baby Bear is for babies, but Little Bear is a good nickname for a kindergartner," she told me.
Little Bear's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. B, sent home three sheets of pink paper last week. They were printed with rectangles, containing pairs of the words the class has worked on. The instructions included with these sheets directed me to cut the rectangles out and play a memory game with my child. Of course, I couldn't just cut them out and leave it at that.
I went to the cabinet under my kitchen sink, where my recycleables live until I take them out to the big recycling bin in the back yard, and found a allergy nose spray box. **I feel the need to pause here and ponder the possible justifications for double-packaging things. I realize that those boxes are easier to stack than the bottles, but what a waste!**
Okay, I'm back now. On the open top of the box, there are four flaps. Of the two longer sides, one flap is smaller than the other. I cut that one off at the crease, taped it to the larger flap, then trimmed it to the size I wanted. The idea here is to make a flap that folds over the top of the box and tucks into the other side. I covered the box with some pink floral scrapbooking paper, adhering it with double-stick tape, and trimmed off the excess around the flaps. I folded the bottom like wrapping paper on a gift.