Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Butterfly Wings

Woodland Scene - Spring/ Summer Makeover!

 Belle is obsessed with spotting blossom trees at the moment ( we have a pink one in our garden) and after a visit to Tyninghame House Garden open day on Sunday, we were inspired to give our woodland scene a seasonal makeover, to add a bit of life and colour to it.
The only things we needed were various colours of tissue paper, some green pipe cleaners, plasticine and PVA glue. It was quick, easy and simple for Isabel to carry out each stage ( even making the bluebells and daffodils by carefully gluing tissue paper 'flowers' to the pipe cleaner 'stalks'). The flowers were then stuck down and held upright with plasticine blobs. The 'blossom' was made by scrunching small pieces of tissue paper and then gluing them on to the twigs.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Woodland Scene

 This idea was inspired by the toadstools, which I found in the Hobbycraft sale for 99p. Belle spotted them and took to them instantly and we decided to make a woodland scene together. So, a couple of days later, we went for a walk in the woods to collect cones, twigs and leaves for our scene.

The 3D box shape was made from card, I measured it out and folded it to the size I wanted it. Belle helped choose the background colours, from a range of coloured and patterned papers that I already have at home. We then added the 'trees', using brown play dough ( just mix green and pink to make brown) to hold the twigs in place. The rest was glued down with PVA, including the toadstools, which I had cut the wires off beforehand.

I was really pleased with Belle's composition, she chose where she wanted everything to go and only needed a little help with the sticking down. This is a really easy thing to try at home, and you can do it with whatever you find in your garden, in the woods or even try a beach themed one instead. I do think that the toadstools really finish it off though, so try to find a 'feature' for your one.