The Summer Reading Challenge is now over but I thought I’d share one last ‘prop’ I made for the library – one of the characters was a ‘Hothouse Horror’ (a bit like Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors) living in the Gruesome Greenhouse and I thought it would be fun to make my own.
It had to be papier mache, and it started with a balloon.
I couldn’t think how to make a curved stem to hold it up so I broke a garden cane in several places and wired duck taped it – not perfect but I was against the clock by this time (papier mache takes FOREVER).
We called ours Isabella and here she is in all her glory. That stem could have done with a bit more backbone but hey ho, I’ll know better if I ever make another one. I expect she’s fallen over even more since I’ve been away.
Here’s the display that the kids made using paper plates, glue and tissue paper (on account I had no green card but plenty of paper plates and tissue paper). They would have preferred to make the 3D version but I told them there wasn’t time (!) but they could do one at home.
Lordy, bet that would be a sight to see.
Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow (well, I can, but you know what I mean) and find out what the final stats were. Then we have the joy that is the Medal Ceremony and then I am taking a break until Halloween. So there.