A BOX FULL OF LUCK – Geometry, Colour, Storytelling

Students use a net to create a textured box and then personalize it using acrylic paint and glitter glue. In a separate class they use the box as a prop for telling a story they have written.

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A BOX FULL OF LUCK – Geometry, Colour, Storytelling


  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola School Glue
  • Crayola Glue Stciks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Masking Tape
  • Cardstock Paper 21.25 cm x 27.5 cm (8.5" x 11")


Step 1
  1. Copy the net on cardstock paper.
  2. Follow the instructions to make the net.
    - CUT along all solid lines.
    - FOLD on all dotted lines.
    - TAPE the hexahedron together leaving the top open.
    - FOLD the top corners in and fasten them to make the lid.
Step 2
  1. Cover the entire box with small pieces of masking tape.
  2. Overlap the pieces and make sure they stick down flat and smooth.
Step 3
  1. Choose two colours of paint – one light and the other dark.
    - mix white with your main colour to make it lighter
  2. Paint the entire cube with the light colour.
  3. Allow it to dry completely.
Step 4
  1. Put very little paint on your brush.
  2. Dry Brush – lightly paint the darker colour into the creases left by the tape.
  3. Allow it to dry completely.
Step 5
  1. Apply a coat of Crayola Washable glue straight from the bottle.
  2. Allow it to dry completely.
  3. Decorate the box with glitter glue.
Step 6
  1. Find or create an amulet to place inside your box.
Illustrated Crayon Character