Box Play for Kids provides second use for household objects

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

Valley-based Box Play for Kids has found itself in the spotlight once again, but this time it's because of Martha Stewart.

Box Play for Kids was recently named a finalist in Stewart's nationwide "American Made" contest, which recognizes local handmade innovators who are dedicated to creating beautiful things. 

Box Play for Kids offers an assortment of inexpensive stickers that can be applied to common household items that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled, magically repurposing them into new toys that encourage learning.

The kid- and eco-friendly stickers transform cereal boxes, egg cartons, milk cartons, mac 'n' cheese boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls into record players, pianos, fire trucks, cameras, bowling pins and binoculars.

From now until Oct. 13, a panel of judges will review all finalists to determine nine total winners among the four categories. Finalists will be judged on innovativeness, creativity, originality, workmanship, appearance and embodiment of the American Made theme.

During this same time frame, the general public will vote online at www.marthastewart.com/americanmade to help name an Audience Choice Award Winner.

The 10 American Made winners will be announced on Oct. 17. Each winner will receive a $10,000 prize, a trip to New York, and be featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine, on her website, www.marthastewart.com, and through her radio channel on SiriusXM radio.

For more information, visit www.boxplayforkids.com or to vote go to http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/90356/crafts/box-play-for-kids.