We have a looming birthday on the “relative” horizon and we would like to give this person the world.
So we decided to make one for our Tuesday Art Task. And no, this is not a giant pizza – not even close! It is the whole wide world. This is what you are aiming for…
Let’s Meet the Players:
- Construction Paper
- Some ancient printer stickers
- Project glue
- A huge piece of paper to work on, we had a huge piece of brown packing paper.
And Let’s Play the Game:
Step 1: We took construction paper in blues and greens for land and water masses and tore them into smaller pieces.
For some of us that was quite fun enough and some of us wanted more…
Step 2: So we folded our huge piece of paper into quarters and marked of a quarter circle… and snipped around it to form our massive world.
Step 3: We worked round our globe, quarter by quarter: Smearing on glue, then alternating between pasting on land masses and water masses.
And before you know it we had created the land and the sea, in a construction paper kind of a way…
Step 4: And now we needed some features on our planet… So here is the plan: Draw a picture on the sticker, cut it out and stick it on the map and continue until your planet is covered or you totally run out of steam.
And so began the mad marker make up…
And we ended up with features galore: trees, flowers, mountains, volcanoes, houses, planes, helicopters, trucks, people, beasts, boats… dare I say etc!
Step 5: Followed by a frantic snipping frenzy and this part was a little less fun for the mother person… but the end result was fairly satisfying in a “many features” sort of a way!!!
Step 6: Then we spent ages doing the trickier than anticipated peeling of stickers and popping them onto the world…
Step 7: We were done… Complete with an ice-cap and some penguins, a polluting factory, a village, a city, wild beasts and so on and so on… here are the gory details:
A global project of note. This one is worth trying it was really fun!!!