As a ‘you-survived-your-first-week-of-Reception’ treat I told you that we went and saw The Boxtrolls film. It features a quirky family of Boxtrolls, which are creatures that live beneath the streets of the city of Cheesebridge. They adopt and raise a human orphan boy, Eggs, in their home, so his Boxtroll family is all he knows. The town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, wants to get rid of The Boxtrolls, so Eggs must come out into the world above the streets and jump into action to save his Boxtroll family.
How to make a Boxtroll:
Both my children adore the Boxtrolls. The creatures live in recycled boxes so it seemed like a great craft to do at home. We always keep a supply of recycled materials so I let the children look through it and pick some boxes to craft with.
They decided to paint their boxes but you could easily just use the boxes as they come. We added heads, hands and feet from the Boxtroll themed Happy Meal boxes from McDonalds. You could make your own from card, playdough or craft sticks too. Even though we used boxes they wanted to cover them with paper labels I found on the Boxtrolls website.