Story Time Craft

First story time for the theme of Dream Big, Read!

Preschool bed craft:


  • Cardboard box- the perfect sized one was for individual coffee packets, but any rectangle will work.
  • piece of thin cardboard
  • construction paper
  • glue stick and tape
  • double-sided origami paper
  1. Using the end of the box as a guide, draw a half-oval on the cardboard (sort of like a Milano cookie).  Cut it out.
  2. Cut out construction paper to cover the headboard piece, glue on with a glue stick.
  3. Tape or glue the headboard to the end of the box.
  4. Put the sheet of origami paper on the box like a sheet. Make a crease across the paper at the end of the bed.
  5. Make a tucked fold at the end corners of the paper, dabbing the glue stick to secure the folds.
  6. At the top of the paper, fold the paper over about 1/2 inch so that it looks like a made bed.
  7. Glue the paper to the box.
  8. Accessorize your bed with a paper pillow and paper teddy bear.
boxbed craft
If there’s more time, make paper dolls to fit the bed.
The stories I read:
What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?  by Jane Yolen
The Napping House by Audrey Wood

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