Kids Craft DIY Shadow Box Craft Tutorial


What you Need:

A selection of First Edition dies we used Under the Sea, Space, Wildlife and Princess, 12x12 Pick n Mix Paper Pad

Dovecraft Glitter Card, Glitter Glue, A4 Vellum








How to Make:

1.Cut a 60x6cm strip of cardboard. Score at 4 points spaced 16.5 cms apart to make your box but don’t glue it just yet.

2. Cut two 30cm strips of Pick n Mix paper, ensuring the width is 6cm for each strip. Glue these strips to what will be the outside of your box. Cut the same lengths out of coordinating sheets of Pick n’ Mix paper to decorate the inside of your box. Glue your strips down.

3.Fold your cardboard round to make a square and secure your cardboard strip together by using double sided tape.

4.Cut18cmx18cm of vellum. Measure 1cm in and score a line on each edge. Cut out the corners where the score lines overlap. Fit your sheet into the box and use double sided tape to secure, this will hold your vellum in place. Now you have a screen!






5.Die cut a range of characters onto glitter card, we have die cut a squirrel, UFO, octopus, crab and unicorn but you can use whatever characters that take your fancy.




6.Use sticky tape to adhere your die cut characters to skewers. 

7.At the front of your box, use Dovecraft Glitter Glue around the edge of your vellum screen to add sparkle. 

8.Either use a torch or a flashlight on your phone behind the screen and you’re ready to use your shadow box!




With our range of First Edition dies, you won’t be stuck for choice. One night you could have a UFO invasion. The next night you could be in a fairy land with magical unicorns! Let your kids’ imaginations go wild and we’re sure they’ll want to add more characters to their stories! We’d love to see your makes in the inspiration area so ensure to upload them and tag us on social media by hash tagging #trimcraft.




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