Here’s another matchbox art idea – making a turkey from pom poms and felt, and keeping him in a box colored to look like a barn. This may be more craftsy than artsy, but I’m all for teaching kids that making their toys is so much more rewarding than buying them.
PREP: Print a box, sleeve and insert for each student on cardstock paper. Trim out with a paper cutter. For my class of K – 4th grade, I prefolded a box as I knew it was a little too advanced for them.
- Students draw their sleeve design and color with marker.
- Students draw their insert design and color with marker.
- The insert is folded and placed in the box, and the sleeve is folded, taped closed and slid over the box.
- Students use pom poms, felt, markers and craft glue to make a turkey.
- Time to play!