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!
Boston Tea Party Diorama
To make the ladder leading from the dock to the boat we used match sticks.
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.
Every school project needs a place to record facts. My nephew wrote out his info on an index card.
To give a bit more information we used a bubble sticker on the boat.
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.
Here is a full list of the supplies used:
- Blue felt
- Large wooden craft sticks
- Regular wooden craft sticks
- Small match boxes
- Washed microwavable meal container
- Index card
- Elmer’s glue
- Bubble sticker
- Paint (tempera or acrylic)
- Match sticks
- Copy paper
- Toy soldiers
- Hole punch
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