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Friday, 20 September 2013

I’ve started so I’ll finish……….

IMG_0824The 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.

IMG_0825 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.


chrissies said...

The balloon creation is amazing and I know how difficult they are to make cause I once tried to make one and failed lol.

What fabulous colours and images on the collage as well.

Have a nice weekend

Chrissie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is ALL awesome, Cindy...I want to come to your library and play too!!
Hugs, LLJ xx

Krisha said...

I LOVE your Isabella! Great job! Your kids did a pretty terrific job on theirs too. Have they read the book or seen the movie??

annesyme said...

Fantastic creation by you and the children Cindy!!
Anne x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic balloon plant. Loved the kids stuff as well.

SusanLotus said...

This is something different! ;) :o :D

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