You will need:
•small boxes (we got ours at the dollar store and had to cut out the viewing square. I know you can buy these premade but we couldn't find any in time for this activity)
•pencil, scissors, craft/exacto knife, paint brush
•cotton batting (we used wool roving as I didn't have cotton baton on hand)
•paper to make a square pattern piece
*not shown: glue gun
**also I adapted this activity after the first picture was taken of the supplies. I had planned on just painting the background but it looked to boring so we added a few extra things to add some detail
So you may also want the following:
•coloured scrapbook paper
•snowflakes (mine were scrapbooking brads but I'm sure the dollar store has something you could use)
•thin nylon line
•bottle caps (to add height for your pet shops)
Ready to begin?
Start by making a square pattern shape from paper and trace it into your box lid.
Add some cotton baton to partially cover the caps and become the snow in your shadow box.
Glue on your pet shop to one bottle cap and a tree to the other. I also put a larger tree in the corner. Once the pet is glued in place fluff up the baton to cover the rest of the bottle cap. You can also sprinkle glitter over the baton to add some sparkle.
We also added some snowflakes by attaching them to a piece of thin nylon string and gluing it to the too of the box.
So what do you think? Will you give them a try? Let us know if you do.