Constructed Paper Boxes with Gelli Arts®

Constructed Paper Boxes with Gelli Arts®

OBJECTIVE

·      Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT) create a unique styled box.

·      SWBAT define container, box, and construct.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

What is the best way to create a box?

If you had a special box just for you, what would you like to put in it?

How would you design and decorate your box?

SUPPLIES

Gelli Arts® Mini Stamps, brayers, acrylic paint in multiple colors, mark making tools, stencils, paper: 8×8, 2 pieces per student (teacher choice), newsprint, masking tape (to tape newsprint to table), baby wipes, aprons, pencils, scissors, glue and rulers.

VOCABULARY

·      Box – A container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid.

·      Construct – To build something.

·      Container – A object that can be used to hold or transport something.

MOTIVATION AND DEMONSTRATION

Constructing a paper box is a fun activity. Paper boxes can be used for many things, such as packaging, gift giving, and storing fun personal items.

STEP-BY-STEP:

·      Paper Box

  • Start with two completed Gelli® prints.
  • For the box base, start with an 8 x 8-inch paper. Mark with a pencil and ruler the 2-inch mark and the 6-inch mark. Fold on those lines.
  • Turn your paper 90 degrees. Mark and fold at the 2-inch and 6-inch marks again.
  • Cut the slits on all four sides so that the tabs are attached onto two of the sides.
  • Use adhesive to form a box.
  • For the lid of the box, start with an 8 x 8-inch paper. Start measuring at the 1/16-inch mark. Mark and fold at the 2-inch and the 6 1/8 inch marks.
  • Turn your paper 90 degrees. Start measuring at the 1/16-inch mark. Mark and fold at the 2-inch and the 6 1/8 inch marks.
  • Cut the slits on all four sides so that the tabs are attached onto two of the sides.
  • Use adhesive to form a box.
  • Place the lid on top of the base.

 

IMAGES REFERENCED

5 Circle Paper Box.jpg

5 Hexagon Paper Box.jpg

 

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