This is a fun recycled process art activity. Look through your recycling and grab an empty cereal, mueslie or biscuit box to use!

You will need:

  • Micador jR. Easy Wash Paint - Fluoro, 60ml Tubs, Pack 4
  • A recycled box
  • Micador jR. Safe Scissors
  • Tape
  • Two sided colour paper
  • early stART Glue stick
  • Paint brush
  • Black marker pen
  • Hole punch
  • 15cm of string

 Tips: Prepare your shadow boxes by removing one side of your box. You may need to tape the box back together to hold its shape.



Line and Flick it!

Line your box with a piece of coloured paper. Flick drops of paint onto a sheet of A4 white paper. Allow the paint to dry.


While paint is drying, use your black marker to draw a family portrait onto a sheet of white paper. Make sure that your drawing will fit inside the box. Use scissors to cut around your drawing.

Put it together

Assemble your shadow box. Trim the neon drip paper to fit in the box and paste down with glue stick.

Paste down the portrait

Paste down the portrait onto the flick paper. Make two holes on the top of the box and thread through your string and then make a knot. Display your artwork on the wall!
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