|Written by C. L. Easey|
Paper storage boxes can be made as a craft project for young children. You can make a box big enough for crayons, pencils or other items used by each child. To do this you will need to first determine the material to use for the box, such as card stock. A size for the box can be four inches in width and depth, but will require a pattern or template to make the proper shape.
Draw two 4-inch parallel lines 2 inches apart in the middle of the card stock, using a pencil. Measure from each end of the two lines 1-inch with the ruler.
Draw two 4-inch parallel lines perpendicular to the first set of lines. You should now see a double-lined plus sign on the paper.
Draw a straight line connecting each point using the ruler. You now have the shape of a hexagon on the paper.
Extend each straight line of the hexagon 2 inches. Draw a straight line connecting the end of each line.
Cut around the outside lines of your hexagon shape with the scissors. Cut down each 2-inch line to the inner hexagon.
Fold each cut side of the hexagon to 90 degrees. Secure the sides of the hexagon box using the masking tape.