Maker Boxes are one of the ways that we intend to become self sufficient and sustainable.
A Maker Box is a box which contains all the parts. pieces and tools which might be required to complete the craft or toy or object in the box. As an example, we make a Wooly Sheep box which contains a wooden sheep shape with holes, a wooden needle and a ball of wool. Based on a Waldorf style toy, and designed to help with patience and dexterity, the idea is to wrap, sew or weave the wool through or around the holes to create a “dressed” or wooly sheep.
Other boxes contain items which come in many parts and which must be put together. Sometimes the activity involved is construction and sometimes it is decoration – sometimes both.