of a little sign indicating toys that are left where they should not be will be collected by mom and not returned until they are earned back by a chore. I LOVE this idea! I'm so tired of repeatedly telling the boys to pick up their stuff, getting them into bed after a long day only to realize the living room is covered in a zillion toys, or tripping over Legos and Hotwheels in the early morning hours.
I used watered down white school glue (like Elmer's) and a paintbrush to apply the strips of paper. It will dry clear, kind of like Modge Podge without the expense.
Once they were applied, I flipped them over and trimmed the excess paper with scissors.
I wrapped an empty can in coordinating scrapbook paper. Then I wrapped a cardboard box in brown paper, glued the sign on the front and attached the can with more white glue and a paperclip to hold it in place.
Once my craft sticks were dry, I stuck them in the can.
I've already collected my first toy after tripping over it on the floor this morning.