It is considered that balsa wood is the popular wood which could be used for crafts. It is light and it is soft. Thereby, the makers could carve the wood easily and safely. So if you want to create a simple craft balsa box, the balsa wood be your best choice. The box could be used to contain your private items and you could have fun during the production process.
You need to prepare enough tools before starting the task. Balsa sheets, steel ruler, pencil, wood glue and craft knife would be able to help you simplify the task. First, you could carve the frame of the box. Use the T-square and the knife, it would not be difficult to carve four rectangular pieces. The pieces should have the same height and when is comes to the length, you need to make your decision according to your requirements.
Then you could assemble the pieces together with wood glue. You could hold the pieces together with the tapes until the glue become dry. And the frame of the box has been made now. According the frame, you could determine the size of the bottom and the top of the box. In order to make the task easier, you could place the frame on the surface of the balsa sheet. The use the pencil to record the side of the frame. With the craft knife, you could carve along with the recorded lines.
In order to obtain a better result, you could apply glue to the frame and then assemble it with the bottom. If you apply glue to the bottom piece, you may spray too much glue. When it comes to the assembling of the top, it would be a little complicated. You could use the epoxy to attach the hinges and finally, you could attach the lid.
In the end, in order to make the craft box made from balsa wood more charmful, you could use the sandpaper to sand the surface to make it more smooth. But you should control your strength since too much strength would damage the structure of the box. And if you could not find the large balsa sheets to make the bottom and the lid of the box, you could try to use other materials instead, such as the hard paper or other items.