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.

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute! What a lovely idea – and a good excuse to go for a walk too :)