Saturday, 21 August 2010

Another week has flown by...

Gee Whizz...I have been busy, it's been a week since my last blog!! :)

I have been busy making a diorama with my son for his "Knights and Castles" project.
(by the way I don't remember having big projects like this when I was 6!  The odd picture or collage yes....but this was pretty full on).

So...we had to build a Castle. 

We took a big old canvas that I had in the shed and was going to re-paint...(I do this regularly...when I get sick of my paintings, I just re-paint the canvas!

The canvas was our Castle grounds and surrounding area.  We cut out boxes and milk containers, and fizzy drink bottles...spraypainted them silver... painted the canvas blue for the moat and green for the surrounding grassy areas. 

We stuck the bits together with the hot glue gun and then repainted it.

Asher got a dinosaur toy from his bedroom, covered it in modelling clay, and shaped it into a "dragon".
We put cellophane over the windows...and added a light inside to shine through.
We stuck down some bits of twigs/branches and made them look like trees.

We couldnt find any "knight" toys, so i had to use iron men figurines, and added a sword, shield and cape (all made outta tin foil!)
Anyway here are some pictures. :)


  1. WOW! Neetz that is AMAZING! I am so impressed... what an amazing effort, it looks... AMAZING! I just can't think of any other word, sorry for the repetition!!

    BTW I LOVED Famous Five too!! I never got to see the TV show but I read all the books... and when we played FF, I was Anne. Of Course. the nerd who tidied the Cave and made it Homelike. Duh!

  2. Hi ya, there is a competition on for the best Nz mummy bloggers. All you have to do is nominate yourself.


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