Cardboard-Box Oven Craft
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009
- Turn box on its side so that the lid opens like the door of an oven.
- Cut a 13-inch square piece of cardboard and glue to the back of the oven with hot glue. Cut a 6 1/2-by-9 1/2-inch hole in the box lid to create the oven-door window.
- Add adhesive foam dots to the front corners of the box, leaving the paper backing on the exposed side.
- Punch holes in the cardboard back for dials.
- Spray paint entire oven and door with desired color. Allow oven to dry.
- Spray paint condiment-cup lids silver, and bottle caps the same color as the oven. Print label template on label paper; cut out knob labels and stick to bottle caps.
- Attach silver dials to range with paper fasteners. Hot glue bottle caps to lids, covering the fasteners.
- With a black permanent marker, draw concentric circular lines (burner coils) on the shiny side of CDs.
- Hot glue CD "burners" to the oven stove top.
- Cut a 9 1/2-by-12 1/2-inch rectangle from cardboard and spray paint silver. Allow to dry. Draw lines along the length, 1 inch apart, with a ruler and permanent black marker.
- Fasten a sheet protector to inside of oven door with double-sided tape (artwork inserted into sheet protector will show through oven window).
- Cut a piece from the long side of a plastic clothes hanger, and spray paint silver. Allow paint to dry; adhere hanger piece to the top of the oven door with hot glue to create the oven door handle.
- Add a battery-powered light to the inside of the oven, if desired.
- Scrap pieces of cardboard or cardboard boxes
- Mat knife or box cutter
- Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
- Adhesive foam dots
- Spray paint in chosen color for oven
- Silver spray paint
- Four plastic condiment-cup lids
- Four small bottle caps
- One large bottle cap
- Template for knob labels
- Full-sheet printable label paper
- Paper fasteners (brads)
- Blank or old CDs
- Black permanent marker
- Sheet protector
- Double-sided tape
- Plastic clothes hanger
- Battery-powered light (optional)
Make this lovely cardboard oven with materials from around your home.
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