I hosted a special Sunday afternoon art project just before Halloween at my studio, No Corner Suns. I had a fun group of K-2nd grade come in to make some Spooooooky Halloween Art.
I have an unlimited supply of ukulele boxes thanks to my music store owner husband, I used them at my intermediate school last year to make Ancient Egyptian Sarchophagi, and when I asked my friend what else I could do with them she said "coffins!" and I said "eeeeeeeeeewwwwwww." Thinking of it as an old dusty archaeological find seemed way less creepy than an actual coffin.
We had 1.5 hours for this project. I put together a brainstorming packet and we went to work. Students started by painting the outside of the boxes, then the insides black.
At a clean table, we drew something monstrous for the inside of our coffin. We cut and attached ghosts, wolves, and skeletons!
Finally, we drew and traced the outside.
The paint was still wet when the kids left! But they had fun and they looked great!
What else can we make from these ukulele boxes??