DIY Shadow Boxes With Common Household Items
Shadow boxes are a great format for your child to create a personalized mixed media sculpture. It can be a format for your child to imagine and create their own world, and practice skills such as cutting, folding, rolling, and gluing that develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
o Shoebox or cardboard box
o Collage materials such as wrapping paper, Newspaper, magazines, and construction paper
o Mark making supplies such as paint, markers, and pencils.
o Loose parts: look around the house, is there anything in the recycling bin, or string, rubber-bands, screws, tacks, ribbons, etc.
o Natural materials: sticks, pinecones, sand, bark, leaves, flowers, grass, etc.
- This box can be anything, it can be a tropical beach with a palm tree, a jungle, a self- portrait, a maze… let your imagination run wild!
- Cover the box using paint, paper, or natural materials to transform the outside, and the inside.
- Use found materials, drawing, pictures, and loose parts to create a three-dimensional object.