Matchbox Art Holder To Organise Stationery

Have you ended up with extra sets of empty matchboxes and you don’t know what to do with them? Well, how about turning them into little containers to store your child’s craft and stationery items? Here’s what you can do with a matchbox art holder!

This activity will:

  • Teach your child to recycle old matchboxes
  • Boost his/her creativity
  • Keep your child away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: High

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Creativity, Fine Motor, Confidence

  1. Matchbox
  2. Coloured paper
  3. A pair of scissors
  4. Glue
  5. Sketch pen
Instructions for Matchbox Art Holder:
  1. Glue a coloured sheet over the match box. Leave the top and bottom part as is
  2. Slide the matchbox open and cut the top end.
  3. Add slits on either side and fold it outwards to make the holder.
  4. Glue bits of coloured paper in random on the holder.
  5. Put your stationery inside.

Your matchbox holder is done!

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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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