Repurpose your empty Altoid tins with some double-sided mounting tape to create a pocket-sized paper insect collect that definately won't give you the creeps!
Add depth and layers to your next art project with this clever craft that uses empty Altoid tins you have lying around–because you only need so many thumb-tack boxes! Little critters fit great in these small tins, but feel free to add other creatures to your collection (fairies or frogs, hedgehogs or hummingbirds!)
X-Press It Double-sided tape
X-Press It Double-sided adhesive foam crafting squares
Empty Altoids container
Paints, markers, pens (optional)
Making Your Bug Box
Paint or decorate the outside of the Altoid tin (optional, but fun!). Use double-sided tape to adhere a background to the inside of the box
Use the foam squares to create depth and dimension to your hand-drawn and colored insect illustrations or paper shapes
For more dramatic depth and contrast, create extra dimension by using multiple foam squares to boost the height difference between objects!
Go eat some garlicky pizza, pop some more Altoids, rinse empty container, and repeat steps 1 through 4!
Voila! You’re now on your way to becoming a master insect collector, no bug bites required. Looking for more fun project ideas like this one? Follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter for more nifty project ideas!
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