I enjoy making explosion boxes for my grandchildren's birthdays. For my granddaughter's 9th birthday, I made (or tried to make) a castle explosion box. I always enclose dollar bills for each year of age tucked away in the flaps of the box. The children seem to enjoy looking for the "hidden" treasure. Here are a few pictures. I embellished each side with a different color of "jewels". The center was a small box with a pair of "Pearls for a Princess".