I am happy to share with you this tutorial by guest blogger, Scott, author of the blog, What I Made! He's a super-creative father of two boys and I thought he might be just the person to come up with a great handmade gift for boys. Of course, I'm sure there are a lot of girls that would enjoy this too because girls like their secret hiding spots as much as boys, but if you're looking for a good boy project then this may be it!
'Home alone' Snail Soup Decoy
This Christmas gift project is inspired by the 'Home Alone' movies, and my son, who is obsessed with burglars. I don't know why he is so security conscious, but even the idea that Father Christmas could get into the house via a chimney freaked him out when he was younger!
Anyway, this is for him, and any other kid who wants to keep his or her valuables (pocket money, trading cards, Pokemon etc.) safe from burglars, or nosy siblings. Disguised as a yukky tin of snail soup, this decoy conceals a secret safe, with an impenetrable 'steel' (well, cardboard) door.
It's fairly easy to make, I have provided illustrated instructions and printable downloads for the 'snail soup' and 'secret safe' labels. Good luck.
Snail Soup Decoy secret safe label
Snail Soup Decoy snail soup label
Thank you, Scott! You can find a lot more really cool
ideas at Scott's blog, What I Made, so be sure
to check it out!