I serve in the presidency of our women's local church group called Relief Society which has 6 million members in over 170 countries and territories worldwide:) It is one of the oldest and largest organizations of women in the world! One of the fun things we do is an enrichment night each month with a great variety of activities.
My sweet hubby has become quite a master wood worker so I recruited him to cut out the pieces for 30 wooden trough boxes...I know he's a gem!!
These boxes can be any length you desire...mine is actually 4 foot long because it was originally for a scrapbooking booth which was 4 foot.
For this particular activity and 30 boxes, Michael calculated the best use of materials, bought 6' boards and cut them in the following measurements (so you will have 2 boxes if you do this at home)
1 1x6 cut to 31 5/8 inches
2 1x4s cut to 31 5/8 inches
2 1x6s cut to 4 1/4 inches
We used light brown 1 5/8" panel nails
Sometimes we even have the occasional family member tag along:) Don't you love sons who help moms craft!
I am happy to report that no fingers were maimed during the picture taking of this activity:)
Young and old and everyone in between loved this activity...now to think of another project!
p.s. You may enjoy my mason jar painting post for the box above:)