Hello all! I’m sharing plans today for a fun project I recently completed. A local girl scout chapter came to me with a project they had an idea for. They wanted to earn their woodworking badges by building a donation collection box for our local Pioneer Pantry. The Pioneer Pantry is a “pantry” where students can go to get items they may not have access to at home. From toiletries to household items or even coats – anything most people take for granted. They actually wanted to build boxes for three different schools, so I made some plans and these kiddos created some amazing boxes.
First, I drew some plans and we got to together to go over the plans and talk basic woodworking since this would be their first project. The we set up a trip to Lowes. I took the girls through the basics of picking out lumber pieces and everything else they were need for their project.
I built the first box for them so they could see what they were going for and then they came over to my house to start the fun part. And they had so much fun! I loved seeing the girls get excited about learning to use some tools. I cut all the pieces before they came, but the girls used the Kreg Jig to make pocket holes, the drill, and the palm sander. While some girls built, others started staining the first box I built.
They did a great job and learned a ton. And I think they had a blast!
To add a little extra to the donation collection box, I cut out some Stillwater Public Schools Logos on my X-Carve to give the girls.
After I finished building the boxes for them, they did all the staining themselves. They also attached the lids with hinges, wheels on the bottom and the logos on the front all on their own. So proud of these kiddos!
If you’d like to do a project like this for your girl scout or other group grab your build plans HERE.
I went with the girls to help deliver to the school and they were so excited.
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Donation Collection Box
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