yes, yes it would. anything to increase motivation to use such system, once in place...
they were also getting minecraft figures for christmas and i thought a minecraft chest would be a nice way to store them. i was going to get papier mache boxes but then spied nearly perfect wooden boxes at hobby lobby: a small one for our tokens (approx. 4" x 4") and two larger ones (approx. 6" x 6") for toy storage. score!
i also picked up a bag of blank tokens (yet to be filled out) and couldn't resist the bag of 3/4" blank blocks.
then i got to crafting!
during the process i accepted that i still have no love for this sort of painting (in fact, my favorite part was sanding the boxes...) but decided to make it mine. instead of setting out for perfection, i chose, instead, to approach the task with a rustic, homespun outcome in mind.
i had considered going all out and painting different shades of browns for a more accurate, pixelated represenation, but this would do. it might have been that i was tired, that it was the eve of christmas eve, and/or that, really, this sort of crafting gives me hives, but it took more time than i'd imagined.
turns out they were a huge hit on christmas morning and the boys quickly set about filling their boxes with the blocks, minecraft characters, chocolates, and other small miscellany.
i didn't make completely good on my promise, either. teen didn't get anything handmade from me but he has a birthday coming up and my fingers are itchin' to knit ;)