This simple idea for upcycling small medicine and cosmetic boxes was brought about on account of my neighbor the principal who needed some ideas for using some donated "craft" supplies!
This idea, which is for using cosmetic boxes or even food boxes, with windows is all about rebuilding the world with love! (And for the month of Tammuz, about rebuilding the Beit HaMikdash!) Certainly in keeping with all the heart related crafts we're seeing everywhere right now, though a bit more targeted towards thinking about how we and our children can do acts of kindness to make the world a better place.
As a group activity, one could use the windows to write these acts of kindness, or kids can draw a portrait of themselves with a sentence about what small acts they will do to rebuild — their school, their neighborhood, their city, or even the world.
Oh, and of course, one turns the box inside out and draws what looks like stone walls or any kind of surface one would use to re-build. Then of course, you make a structure of some kind with the boxes, either free-standing, or attached to a wall, and it will be meaningful as well as artful!
Let me know how you use this idea!