We all have it - a drawer, a box, a pile of junk or trinkets. Ours is the detritus from birthday parties, holidays, and packing materials. It's all these little bits and bobbles that were too cute to throw away but don't really serve any purpose.
Jaimie of Two Chicks and a Hen turned her junk box into a source of inspiration for her kids. Whenever she comes across something that "can't be recycled and/or looks interesting" she throws into the junk box. And then when her kids want to work on an art project, they can dive into the junk box for inspiration and materials. It's a great way to inspire creativity in kids not to mention a good way to give all that junk a second life.
Above you can see the gardens they created from the junk box. For more details about how Jaimie manages her junk box, visit Two Chicks and a Hen.
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