The Super Mario question block is the best place to find coins — so why not fill it with some of your own? Kids can make this simple craft with just a Kleenex box, paper, scissors, and glue, and you’ll feel good about upcycling the tissue boxes that usually go in the recycling.
What You Need
- Square tissue box
- Question mark template (link below)
- Yellow construction paper, two sheets
- Gold construction paper
- 5/8″ hole punch (optional)
Begin by measuring and cutting two pieces of the yellow construction paper, each 9 inches long and 5 inches wide.
Trace the top part of the box on the remaining yellow construction paper, and cut out the square. Cut an oval shape into the square for a place to drop the coins (or any small collection).
Next, fold the two long pieces of the yellow construction paper in half, and glue them on the sides of the tissue box. Glue the square on the top of the box. Trim pieces as needed.
Use the 5/8″ hole punch, or trace a dime and cut it out, for 16 small circles of the gold construction paper. Glue them to each corner on every side.
Next, print this question mark template. Carefully cut out each question mark.
Glue the question marks in the center of the box’s four sides.
Once the glue is dry, your question block is complete!
You can even use a Kleenex box that isn’t empty, and you’ll first get to enjoy the question mark tissues before using the box as a bank or keepsake box!