Tissue Box Chipboard Accents
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Tissue Box Chipboard Accents

Are you looking for a simple kids craft? How about cutting out some chipboard shapes, which your child can then wrap with twine or yarn?


I wanted to let my kids help decorate their teachers’ tissue boxes this year, so I cut some basic school shapes out of Silhouette chipboard and gave them some twine to wrap around the shapes. Once I attached the starting point with tape on the back of the shape, even my kindergartner could do it himself!

Wrapped Apple


Wrapped Pencil


And of course, we couldn’t stop there. I cut out several critters and he wrapped them all, some with thicker yarn instead of twine.


Wrapped Chipboard Critters


The frog was his favorite. He asked me to leave the long string in place so he could make it jump around. I love it when my Silhouette CAMEO can help me encourage his imaginative play!


Chipboard pet frog


I do have older kids, too, so they were happy to help decorate their tissue boxes by wrapping their own chipboard shapes. I think you can tell which shapes were done by the kindergartener and which were done by the 6th grader. But they all enjoyed adding their own crafty skills to the finished boxes!


Chipboard Wrapped Accents Detail


Hint: Simple shapes work best for this technique; we tried wrapping some welded words but it took a long time. On curved shapes like the apple, a little extra tape or adhesive on the back to tack it down near the curved edges is helpful.


Let your child or grandchild pick out some interesting shapes from your Studio library or the Silhouette Design Store, and give this a try!



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Kelly Wayment

Hi! I'm Kelly Wayment and have loved working with Silhouette America on their design team since 2013 and contributing to their YouTube videos since 2017. I live in Utah with my husband and four kids. The Silhouette machine has literally changed the course of my life as it has turned my simple hobbies into ways to push the boundaries with my creativity, along with innumerable opportunities to teach and share that joy with others. You can find my blog at www.findingtimetocreate.com.

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  1. This looks like a fun craft for all ages and it results are great too! Nice project Kelly!

  2. Super cute idea Kelly…my favorite is the dinosaur!

  3. Too cute! I especially love the pencil!

  4. Thank you, ladies!

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