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Shadow Box for Baby

Duration: any

Age: baby, parent

Skill for Bub: Just for fun, Making memories


A shadow box filled with a child’s toy creates an expensive-looking accent for the nursery, at a quarter of the cost.

Walk into any children’s store and you’re sure to spot a wonderful piece of art to buy. Take a glance at the price tag and you may have to think twice. Here’s how you can add a touch of whimsy to your baby’s room without blowing your budget.

Build Your Own Shadow Box

  • Choose an item such as a doll’s outfit, a toy boat, train, or a small set of blocks.
  • Remove the back of the shadow box.
  • Position and mount the object inside. (Use pins to hold the doll’s clothes in place.)
  • Replace the back of the frame and display either on a bookshelf or a wall.

You’ll love the simple design so much that you may not be able to stop at making just one!