SMALL BOX WITH A LID – Printmaking, Geometry, Colour

Students create a colourful monoprint and use it to make a small box.

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SMALL BOX WITH A LID – Printmaking, Geometry, Colour

Supplies:

  • Crayola Broad Line Markers - 16 Count
  • Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Doodle Pad
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Plastic Sheet Protectors - 1 per student
  • Cardstock Paper - 13.9 cm x 21.6 cm (5 ½" x 9") - 2 per student
  • Cardstock Paper - 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm (8 ½" x 11") - 1 per student
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Draw a rectangle 13.9 cm x 21.6 cm (5.5” x 8.5”) in the centre of a piece of cardstock paper.
  2. Place the cardstock paper inside a plastic sheet protector. This will be your printing plate.
  3. Place the printing plate on your desk with the rectangle facing up.
  4. Use the flat side of the markers to draw a design on the plastic surface.
  5. Draw the design to fit the rectangle.
  6. Use lots of colour.
2
Step 2
  1. Make sure the spray bottle is set so it gives a fine mist spray.
  2. Lightly spray a fine mist of water over the marker design.
    - the more water you apply, the more the colours will bleed together
3
Step 3
  1. Place a piece of cardstock paper 13.9 cm x 21.6 cm (5.5” x 8.5”) on top of the wet ink.
    - be sure to line the paper up with the marker design
4
Step 4
  1. Place a piece of newsprint paper 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9” x 12”) on top of the printing paper.
  2. Gently rub the entire surface.
5
Step 5
  1. Remove the paper from the printing plate.
  2. Allow the paper to dry for about 30 seconds.
6
Step 6
  1. Draw an X from one corner to the other on the back of the printed paper.
7
Step 7
  1. Fold 1 side of the paper into the centre so that it lines up with the centre of the X.
  2. Gently run a ruler along the fold to make it firm and crisp.
  3. Unfold the paper and repeat for the other side and the 2 ends of the paper.
  4. You should have made 4 folds.
8
Step 8
  1. Hold the paper in the VERTICAL (portrait) position.
  2. Cut along the vertical crease in an outside corner and stop at the intersection of the horizontal crease.
  3. Repeat in all 4 corners.
9
Step 9
  1. Place the paper on the desk.
  2. Fold the long sides of the paper up along the creases and at right angles to the desk.
  3. Fold the ends in and at right angles to the sides.
  4. Glue them to each other to form the end of the box.
  5. Apply lots of glue to the middle rectangle at the end of the paper.
10
Step 10
  1. Fold that rectangle up at a right angle to the desk.
  2. Fold the top edge down over the end flaps.
  3. Glue it into place.
  4. Repeat with the other end of the box.

11
Step 11
  1. Trim .5 cm (.25") off one long side and one short side of the cardstock paper.
  2. Use this paper for the bottom of the box.
  3. Follow the same steps to make the bottom of the box as you did for the top.

12
Step 12
  1. Place the top on the bottom of the box.
13
Step 13
  1. Use glitter glue to decorate the top of the box.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 1,

    • Grade 2,

    • Grade 3,

    • Grade 4,

    • Grade 5,

    • Grade 6,

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8


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