Monday, April 12, 2010

The Letter T - Train Station and more...all in a kind of "Television Box"

tekeningThis week we made a "Kijkdoos" (show box or diorama).
I grew up in The Netherlands, and I remember making these boxes with all kind of themes...and it was so much fun! And so simple to do!

This time we made 2 boxes. The first one was a Train Station, and the second one was just full of objects that starts with the letter T.

Train Station
Here is how I made this one.
All you need is:
  • A shoe box (the ones with a hole in front are the best)
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • My Train Template you can download here...Free!
train set kijkdoos c
I will draw more templates in the future! Hope you like it!

NOTE: You can download this template and use it anytime, but please don't copy it anywhere else without my permission. I worked on it and a simple link to this page would be a great way to share it. Thanks!!!

Step by Step:
kleuren knippen
Print the Template and let your child color and cut it.

Decorate the inside of the box as you wish. You can use anything, paint, stickers, etc. We used Tissue paper. It gives a colorful and nice effect.
Then glue the cutouts inside the box. You can back them with cardboard if they are too thin to stand by themselves. Remember to fold the paper and put only glue on the bottom.
Another important step is to work from back to front. Place the largest cutouts in the back and the smallest in the front. Since our box was too narrow, we decided to put the train on a didn't fit in the back where I thought would look good...anyway...
This is how it will look like...
knip T
Open some windows on the lid of the box. You get the best effect if you make two rectangulars, one in front and one back. But we made also the letter T to reinforce the letter of the week.
Letter T
Glue some tissue paper inside the lid and close the box.
...and take a close look!!!!

For the Letter T Objects Box.

Let your child look for little objects that start with the letter T and glue them or use tape to place them in the box.

We found:

  • Telephone
  • Train
  • Tape
  • Tomato
  • Tiger
  • Teaspoon
  • Turquese Crayon
  • Turttles
  • Teddybear
  • Triangle
Letter T Objects

This box has a flying Tiger inside...left...
links tiger
center tiger
rechts tiger
My daughter found this so funny....
Kijkdoos T
Have fun making yours! You can create so many nice boxes!!!!

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