Great Fire of London – Story in a Shoe Box

Creating a small world in a shoe box is a lovely, manageable craft project for children. This simple but effective story in a shoe box – depicting The Great Fire of London was done for my 8yr olds Creative Homework Project for school.

The Great Fire of London was the class’ term topic and all children were to make something related to that theme. We often use Shoe Boxes for crafts.

We started by painting the inside walls and roof of the box with black ready mixed paint. We then created a fire effect by splattering red, orange and yellow paint across it.

The houses were drawn onto cardboard, coloured in and cut out – sticking them to the base with a glue gun. We added fire to the buildings by cutting out flames from tissue paper and sticking together.

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Published by Charlotte Parry

Hello. I am a mum to 3 boys! Sharing our play ideas and activities and inspiration for toddlers and children. From tuff tray play to sensory play, small world play, cardboard crafts and outdoor play.

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