Celebrating a graduation? Make this fun DIY Graduation Gift Toolkit For Making Major Life Decisions!
My cousin is graduating from college this weekend. As part of the celebrating she had a dinner party with board games. We really like to play games in our family. So what better for a DIY graduation gift than something that incorporates a game?
My cousin is getting her bachelors degree in music, she’s a violist, and then will be attending graduate school in the fall. Finishing college means lots of big life decisions are looming, so I think this rock, paper, scissors toolkit gift will come in handy.
Littlest was also highly amused by our DIY gift. He loves playing rock, paper, scissors and has been known to use the game to make his own decisions.
I started by making a DIY origami box. I chose a striped purple paper for the box top because her college color was purple. Then I went with a sheet of white paper for the bottom of the box. I used 12″x12″ paper for my box.
The other supplies I needed were some rocks and a pair of scissors. I got a pair of small purple scissors to fit the college color theme and then used a craft river rock.
I also needed some paper. I used a sheet of standard lined paper cut down proportionally and then laminated the paper with clear contact paper. I thought laminating the paper would make it more sturdy and help it last longer.
My toolkit also needed a label: Toolkit – For Making MAJOR Life Decisions. I typed up the label and printed it, sizing it to fit on the box that I made.
You can assemble your box a few different ways. One is to fill it with paper filling.
Another idea is to make a smaller box to put inside the larger box. For the smaller box I used 8″x8″ paper. The smaller box could be filled with money or other treats.
Then I cut a piece of felt the same size as the box. Place the felt on top of the filling and then top with the rock, paper, and scissors.
Your gift is assembled and ready to use! If you want you could glue down the items so that it is easier to transport. This also makes the gift more of something to look at than play with.
Get ready to use your toolkit for making your next big decision!
Thank you for this idea! I have thoroughly stolen it (just not quite as DIY as you)…and will be presenting it to a friend who’s graduating soon. I simply picked up a decorated book box at Jo-Ann’s on sale(I pay full price for nothing there), I managed to find a scrapbook paper that went with it and purchased some scissors from our local department store…I even got the good ones. I had a rock on hand…and there are many right outside my door on the way to my car(except they’re all wet tonight), and I cut down a piece of scrapbook paper that resembles paper to fit in the box. I glued the colored scrapbook paper to the bottom and sides of the inside of the box, and I did not laminate the insert paper. I’m also adding a “lizard” and something to resemble Spock…not sure if I’m going for a decal or a guitar pick…or picking a free image off the internet, so the graduate can have a copy of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. Thanks for this great fun gift idea;-).