Matchbox Art Cassette Player: Retro Activity

Go retro with this matchbox art cassette player activity! Turn a used matchbox into something that brings up a rush of nostalgiaa cassette player! Use your imagination to create buttons and make the player as quirky as possible! Talk to your child about your old cassette collection and about using walkmans or the radio (and not iPods) to listen to your favourite or latest songs!

This matchbox art cassette player activity will:

  • Boost your child’s artistic skills
  • Teach him/her to recycle
  • Keep your child away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: Medium

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Creative, Fine Motor, Communication

  1. Matchbox
  2. Coloured paper
  3. Paint and paintbrush
  4. Eraser
  5. Small ointment/tube caps
  6. Bottle caps – 2
  7. Glue
  8. A pair of scissors
Instructions for Matchbox Art Cassette Player!
  1. Paint a matchbox in the colour of your choice.
  2. Cut an eraser into 3 pieces to form the buttons.
  3. Paint the erasers, bottle caps, and ointment caps in different colours.
  4. Roll a coloured paper and insert it into the matchbox to form the handle.
  5. Stick the eraser pieces and ointment caps on top.
  6. Stick the bottle caps on the sides.
  7. Add an antenna if you wish!

Turn up the volume!
If your child enjoyed this matchbox art activity, then he/she is sure to love our Jr. Colour Scientist activity—filled with creative and artistic activities for preschoolers!

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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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