Every craft maker needs a well-stocked toolbox. Take a minute before you begin to gather what you need:

  • Scissors, pencil & ruler
  • 1-quart cardboard juice carton
  • Hole punch
  • 2 straws
  • Glue
  • 3- by 5-inch photo

Think this project is fun? Check out some other stuff you can make.

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Get Wired
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