Friday, February 13, 2009

Diorama Fun!!

So Cowgirl had to make a diorama for school. They are learning about arctic animals, and each student had an animal that they were to research, write a paper, and build a diorama of the animal in it's habitat.
Havin' fun with the paint!
Ooh...look at that concentration!

Her animal was the Harp seal - she made him out of cotton balls sprayed with my fabric stiffner.
She had to include a food source, so she made the fish in the mouth out of aluminum foil.
She also had to include a predator, Mr. Polar Bear was also made out of cotton balls.

She used a piece of my scrapbook paper that looks like water for the ocean, and mod-podged it with glossy mod-podge.
The ice and mountains are made from white craft foam coated with mod podge and glitter. The 3D mountains are plain white paper saturated with mod podge (are ya catching a theme here?), sprinkled with glitter, then molded into mountain shapes and allowed to dry.

She was so proud - she did it all herself!!

15 comments:

Jane said...

What a great job - she is obviously one talented young lady. And I am not prejudice just cause she is my granddaughter! (She better get an "A" grade)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great project, she SHOULD be proud of herself! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and choosing to "follow" my updates! Come back soon!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh! I just thought of something. What about just plain candlesticks on your mantle, maybe stained or painted wood (painted a color taken from the painting), or glass/crystal? I'm thinkin' those would highlight the painting with a symbol for the light of Christ, without detracting from it. What do you think?

coco said...

I remember the diorama days...what fun! She did a fabulous job!

Kris said...

Ohhhh, you gotta love dioramas. Those animals turned out really good!

Mayet said...

Bravo!! I remember making one a looong time ago!

CynthiaK said...

Way to go! She did a fantastic job. And, what a cutie!

THanks for stopping by Crumbs, too, and for the great comments!

Lissa said...

Wow! That turned out so cute! What a good job. :)

Courtney said...

How neat! She did a WONDERFUL job!!!

Emily said...

Austin had a lot of fun working on his as well. I walked into the library the other night to look at them. I was telling my husband about how impressive Ambria's was (although I didn't know it was hers). She did a fabulous job!

dbserassio said...

Great job Ambria! You're such a beautiful girl with a very creative and beautiful mind. Keep up the good work. You should be very proud of yourself and your accomplishments.
Love Aunt Darla

momma said...

wow!!! that is great!!

Molly said...

That turned out fantastic!! I love the little fish in the mouth detail.

Shawn said...

Great job!

Would it be considered cheating if I printed this and copied it for our next project?

JK!

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

That is awesome! She did a great job. She should be very proud.