Make Your Own Happy Box

A decorated cardboard box full of keepsakes and personalized gifts.

Everyone feels scared or down sometimes. Put together a Happy Box to open whenever you need some comfort.

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  • A small-to-medium sized cardboard box
  • Art supplies – markers, stickers, glitter glue, etc.
  • Your favorite things!


  • Decorate your cardboard box with your favorite art supplies (the more colorful, the better!).
  • Choose special items from around the house that make you feel happy and safe – maybe a stuffed animal, soft blanket, family picture, or a favorite book – and put them in the box.
  • Keep the box in a safe place so that you know right where it is. With a little help from your favorite things, you’ll be feeling better before you know it.