Mad Makers: Episode 1

Matchbox Shrines!

Welcome to our first episode of Mad Makers! This tutorial is for making matchbox shrines. It takes roughly 20-30 minutes, although you can make it at whatever pace you’re comfortable with.

Below is a kit list, a link to the video tutorial, and finally a few pictures for reference. We hope you enjoy crafting! If you have any questions feel free to get in touch at

When you’re finished, don’t forget to send pictures of your creations (if you’d like to share them) to We hope to include as many as possible in the Mad Makers digital art gallery.

Kit list:

  • 1 small matchbox
  • A pencil
  • A pair of scissors (preferably a small pair, if you have some)
  • A glue stick (or PVA)
  • 2 x small bits of paper – one for decorating the inside of your box, and one for covering the outside
  • A small object to put inside your shrine
  • Needle and thread, or glue, for placing your object(s) inside
    • You might find a ruler comes in handy for measuring your paper

This episode was hosted and edited by Luna Tic.

Stop motion: Luna Tic. Kazoo blower: Anoosheh Dastbaz

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. We ask that you seek our permission before you use any of our material – this includes researchers who want to harvest our data for analysis!

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