Under the Bed

Under the Bed craft

What's under your bed? Dust bunnies and dirty socks? Lost toys? A monster? Look if you dare—then let your imagination soar in a shoebox!

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    Think about things you might find under your bed—real and imaginary! Read What's Under My Bed? to get ideas to design a shoebox diorama with what's under YOUR bed.

  • 2.

    On white paper, draw a bedspread with Crayola® Fabric Crayons. Your design will transfer in reverse. Press hard so the colors will be bright when they are transferred to fabric. Brush away any flecks of crayon.

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    With Crayola Scissors, cut white fabric that is slightly larger than your crayon design. Color transfers best on fabric that is 100% synthetic or has a high synthetic content.

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    Choose a safe, large, flat location to iron. Make a bed of newspaper. Cover the newspaper with white paper. Place the fabric on the plain paper, face up. Lay your colored design face down on the fabric. Cover with more white paper.

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    Ask an adult to do these steps: Set an iron on cotton, with no steam, and preheat it. Place the iron in one spot, press down, then lift and move the iron to another spot. Repeat until the entire design has been transferred. Gently lift design paper. Cool.

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    Cut dark construction paper to cover the inside of a recycled shoebox. Draw what's under your bed (real or imagined) with Crayola Gel Markers. Attach it with Crayola School Glue.

  • 7.

    On a piece of white paper, draw your smelly socks, moldy food, and other items that might be found under your bed with Crayola Colored Pencils. Cut them out and glue them into the box.

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    Draw an arm on a piece of white paper with Colored Pencils and cut it out. Glue your arm and the fabric bedspread to fall part-way over the front of the box. Dry.