Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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martha stewart stacked learning boxes

These colorful stacked learning boxes are so easy to DIY, even kids can make them. So, it’s a good thing that this project uses Martha Stewart’s new family-friendly paint! Check out Martha’s video for all the details, then pick your favorite colors, apply a little stencil tape and start painting!
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These colorful stacked learning boxes are so easy to DIY, even kids can make them. So, it’s a good thing that this project uses Martha Stewart’s new family-friendly paint! Check out Martha’s video for all the details, then pick your favorite colors, apply a little stencil tape and start painting!   Step 1 ADULT: First, take a box (with its lid on) and run your shape tape around all four sides. Make sure the tape’s top edge is lined up so it’s just underneath the bottom of the lid. Repeat this step to add shape tape to your remaining boxes, too! Step 2 ADULT: Remove the cap from its bottle and replace it with a foam bottle topper. Gently squeeze the bottle until you see paint begin to seep through the foam topper, then dab the topper onto a paper plate to begin the flow of paint. Step 3 Remove the largest box’s lid and set it aside. Use your bottle and foam topper combo to apply paint below the shape tape on all four sides of the box. Let this paint dry, then add a second coat, if it’s needed. Step 4 Now, paint the entire lid, too. After the first coat has dried, add a second layer of paint if it’s needed. Step 5 ADULT: Carefully peel away the shape tape from the outside of the box. Step 6 Repeat these steps to paint each box a different color. Make sure to use a clean bottle topper for each new color of paint. Step 7 ADULT: As each box’s paint dries, remove its shape tape, just as you did for the first box. Step 8 Finally, paint wooden letters (or numbers or shapes!) in the same colors as the boxes, then let them dry. Store your wooden pieces by sorting them into their matching boxes.
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    • Color: Amethyst
    • Size: 2 oz
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    • Color: Sea Urchin
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    • Color: Hot Pink
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    • Color: Raspberry
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  • 1 - Martha Stewart Family Friendly Paint – Amethyst (10557060)
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  • 1 - Martha Stewart Family Friendly Paint – Pink Raspeberry (10557035)
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