Note: You could also adapt this method to make a shadow box for dioramas. (Read on to learn more... )
Step 1: Materials
- cardboard -- thick is better but thin will work (Recycle a cereal box!)
- transparent plastic (You could savage some from many sources such as old binders (the front plastic cover part), binder sheet protectors, and plastic takeout containers. Otherwise, this is the perfect excuse to buy some of those cookies/cakes that come with a transparent plastic container...)
- picture/other object to frame OR stuff for a shadow box
Step 2: Cardboard for the frame
Grab your cardboard and cut out two rectangles (or triangles, or circles; whatever you want your frame's shape will be).
If you want a shadow box, cut out more rectangles. The height of your shadow box will be the same as the thickness of your total number of rectangles minus two of them (the minus two part is because you need one rectangle to be your backing and one to be the outer part on top of the plastic screen).