As its now April, we are back with the lovely Bostik, and a craft from a collection of materials sent by them through Craft Merrily. We have the theme of the Ocean to play with this month. After a little bit of encouragement, we came up with the rather cute idea for a wee ocean scene to make using a simple cardboard box.
- Cardboard box (about A4 size)
- Paint; blue, green and purple, but your choice of colour to paint your box
- Blue glitter
- Foam sea shapes
- Wooden sea shapes
- Small sponge
- Blue Pritt Stick
- Micro dots
- Green cellophane
1. Cut off all of flaps from your cardboard box
2. Paint the back of the box blue/green, and then around the edges the colour your would like your snorkel
As you can see from this picture, we actually did the painting after the kids were let loose on the scene – but that was because they were rather keen. I think it is definitely better to get the painting done first if you can.
3. Use part of one of the flaps from the cardboard box to create a nose piece for your snorkel and add this to your box
4. Glue this into the middle of the bottom long side of your cardboard box using Pritt, and/or sticky dots
5. Cut around your nose piece to create the basic snorkel shape
6. Paint your nose piece in the same colour as the rest of your snorkel, carefully avoiding adding the same colour to the sea!
7. Add your scene to the back of the box to make your ocean view; you can really let the kids do whatever they want here – we let them choose whatever they fancied, and add them in as they felt was right. Clearly not in perspective, but it was so much fun making it, it doesn’t matter!
8. There you have it – your snorkel mask with a view; and all you really need is a cardboard box and your imagination!
We were sent the ocean themed items by Bostik in order to complete a craft, but the ideas are our own – so is the snorkel now too!