Boston Tea Party Diorama

My nephew Frank came to me last weekend needing some help with a school project. He needed to make a Boston Tea Party diorama and thought that his Aunt Tina might have the office & school supplies he needed to get it done. My office supply loving heart was excited to pull out my goodies and get to work…until I realized I would have to share! But I comforted myself with the fact that using up my supplies just meant I would get to go shopping for more. And that was a happy thought indeed! So I decided it would be ok to let my nephew use some of my office and school supply stash. This Boston Tea Party diorama earned an A+ in my book!

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Boston Tea Party Diorama

We began by gluing down a blue felt square to represent the water. Next we used craft sticks to create the dock and added a bit of paint. Toy soldiers from the Dollar Store added the perfect touch.

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To make the ladder leading from the dock to the boat we used match sticks.

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The tea boxes were made from small matchstick boxes. We cut them apart and smudged a bit of paint on them to make them look more like wood.

And then, of course, we needed tea. We simply cut open bags of tea and poured them into a pool of glue.

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Every school project needs a place to record facts. My nephew wrote out his info on an index card.

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To give a bit more information we used a bubble sticker on the boat.

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For the base of the boat we painted a microwaveable meal container (I did make him wash it first). While you can use tempera paint for much of this project, to paint the plastic container you will need acrylic paint.

We used more large craft sticks for the floorboard of the boat, matchboxes, as well as some string to finish off our boat.

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Another large craft stick and a marker was used to make the title of our diorama.

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Add a few sequins for stars and cut a moon out of copy paper and your Boston Tea Party diorama is complete!

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Here is a full list of the supplies used:

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❤ Tina

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