Thursday, May 19, 2011

Home Made Jack in the Box

What to do with an empty hot chocolate tin?  Make a Jack in the Box of course.  Here's how we made ours.

Take one empty tin with a pull off lid.  This makes it easy for little hands to get it open.

Make 2 long strips of paper approx 3cm wide and 150cm long.

Stick the strips together at one end so they form a right angle and start folding them one over the other like this.  Once you get to the end, stick them together to hold in place.

It should look like this when it's finished.
Meanwhile, have your little one draw Jack's face onto a circle.  Note the moustache on this Jack, no idea where that idea came from, daddy doesn't have one!
Now stick the face onto one end of your folded paper.
Push the Jack (folded paper with face attached) into the tin and put on the lid.
Watch your little one have a great time opening the tin and watching Jack pop out.
This afternoons job is to decorate the outside of the tin.

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