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Bob's diorama

Bob's diorama
Bob had to do a diorama for school. I took him to Michael's to get some stuff to make it and much to my surprise they actually have stuff specifically for making diorama habitats. I thought I was going to have to improvise. Who knew!
So, I drew the background, but he painted it. (after giving him some pointers on doing washes and stuff. I guess he announced proudly during his presentation that his mom showed him some "techniques", lol) And then I helped him with some of the placement of stuff, but he made the creatures out of this strange crayola clay that's actually more like a weird marshmallowy foam. I love the scorpion. 


diorama closeup
        Here's a close-up, with the snake.





 

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kremlindusk
Apr. 3rd, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
That's adorable. :D I actually saw that diorama stuff the last time I went to Michael's, and the first thing I thought was, "LAME, I had to make that crap MYSELF." Haha. It made me flash back to being in like first grade and making a little scene like that with my grandma, though. We made teepees out of construction paper and toothpicks. Fun times.
violetsometimes
Apr. 4th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, it might be a copout to use a diorama kit instead of making things from scratch but I was relieved that they had them. It was still fun to put together, tho!
kremlindusk
Apr. 4th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
Oh I would have used pre-made diorama stuff if they made it. I'm just sad I had to work harder. :p ;)
betony9
Apr. 4th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
Haha, is making a diorama a required part of the curriculum in first grade? I totally had to whip one up then, too. I remember LOVING that project!

And Bob's is SWEET! I especially dig the fact that the cacti are in bloom ;) Nice attention to detail!
violetsometimes
Apr. 4th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
You know, I don't think I ever made a diorama before this! But it was fun! I wouldn't mind trying to make a more intricate one sometime. They had stuff for all different kinds of habitats.

Yeah, I almost forgot to put the blooms on the cacti. I already had them glued in place so I had to rip them up and put on the blooms and glue them back down, lol. I especially liked working with that ground cover. I like how it really looks like dirt but it was actually made out of some kind of foamy stuff that resembled finely ground couch cushion stuffing.

21flavas
Apr. 6th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
That is one SWEET diorama! Nice job Bob!
violetsometimes
Apr. 7th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
I'll tell him you said so. :)
joeyswalk
Apr. 6th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
wow. that brings back MEMORIES! he did a darn good job!
violetsometimes
Apr. 7th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Apparently I'm the only one who never had to do a diorama before. I didn't realize what I'd missed out on!
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Feb. 17th, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
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