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Make this adorable Japanese candy box with step-by-step instructions by Honolulu crafting guru Joy Shimabukuro.
Photo: Courtesy of Joy Shimabukuro

Many of us are stuck at home (again) and looking for crafty things to do.

We asked our friend, Honolulu-based crafting guru Joy Shimabukuro (@thejoyofcrafting) of Ben Franklin Crafts, to come with something fun for us to make at home.

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And BONUS: It’s something you can fill with candy—to brighten up someone’s day or just your own. We don’t judge.

Photo: Courtesy of Joy Shimabukuro


Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 6×12-inch printed paper
  • Mini glue dots
  • 1/4-inch buttons or 1/4-inch hole punch and scrap coordinating cardstock
  • Fine-point pen
  • Double-stick tape


  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissor
  • Paper creaser (optional)

Post your creations on Instagram (@hawaiimagazine) and tag us! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Special thanks to Lisa Hashimoto, who shot and edited this video.

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