Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giant Box Turned Frame

One of the custodians asked me if I wanted some giant boxes last fall.  I didn't know what I was going to do with them, I just knew they were giant and had potential!  I decided to turn one into a big frame that I can have my younger students use to act out paintings from Art History.  I finally had time to cut the opening and paint the box at the end of the school year.  I didn't use a yard stick or worry about making anything perfectly symmetrical, I like it a little off balance.  I drew the frame with a marker first then painted it with tempera paint.  I cut off the flaps from the open side so the students can either walk in the side or step through the hole.  I'm sure this could also be used as a puppet theater.

One of my students helping test out the box.  

I still have some not-quite-as-big boxes and I'm trying to think of the best use for them.


  1. Great idea Katie and I love the paint job!

  2. I save every big box I can find! I cut them into flat pieces to paint on, to make props for the school concerts and plays, to cut into squares for seats and backs for teddy bear chairs, and lots of other stuff. You can never have enough cardboard!!

  3. This is a really cool idea. You will have to post some pics of students "beign paintings" :)

  4. That's a great idea - so much potential!