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Shadow Box Craft

Sep 07, 2022

Shadow Box Craft

Curious about how to construct your Happy Harvest shadow box activity?

We've got you covered. Take a peek at our video tutorial for a hands-on how-to. 


Rather follow step-by-step?

  1. Place your chalk board over the thumb tack to see its position in the shadow box. Try standing it up on a flat surface so you can see what areas will be visible around the chalkboard.
  2. Remove the chalkboard and begin placing your leaves inside your shadow box.
  3. Once you're happy with the arrangement, place the chalkboard back over the thumbtack.

    Do you like what you see? Move to Step 4.
    Not quite happy yet? Repeat steps 2-3.

  4. Take your chalkboard and leaves out of the shadow box.
  5. Flip the leaves over and apply glue dots around the edges. (Be sure to apply them on the back of the leaves!)
  6. Press your leaf down firmly in the place you had planned out in Step 3.
  7. Repeat Steps 4-6 until all your leaves are attached to the shadow box.
  8. Find a good spot for your pinecones in the shadow box.
  9. Once you know where you want them, attach glue dots to the bottom and side of the pinecone.
  10. Press it into the shadow box, firmly enough so it sticks but gently so the pinecone doesn't break. Repeat.
  11. Use your chalk to write a message on the chalkboard.
  12. Hang your chalkboard over the thumbtack.

Ta-da! You did it!