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41  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tattered Skirt (+ TUTORIAL) on: May 31, 2010 09:57:42 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I'm going to make one of my own now!
42  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Floral Mask on: May 23, 2010 10:06:30 PM
This is fabulous! I'm totally going to make one for next year's Mardi Gras!
43  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: makeover for my dresser :-) on: May 19, 2010 12:40:08 AM
I love this!
44  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: school lockers turned into a cozy bookcase (some imgs) on: May 18, 2010 11:51:09 PM
These are fabulous!  Grin  I want some now!
45  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Say Hello to my Little Friend! The Spaghetti Monster on: May 04, 2010 10:21:46 PM
All Hail The Flying Spaghetti Monster!
Ramen.
46  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Mock Akrotiri Dig Site (LOTS of pics) on: April 25, 2010 04:15:37 PM
SO here's the deal...

The science museum I work at likes to corroborate our hands-on activities with each new IMAX movie we get. Our newest IMAX film is called "Greece: Secrets of the Past" and focuses on the ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri. (Akrotiri was discovered in 1968 on the island of Santorini buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash. Basically, Akrotiri is the greek version of Pompeii.)  

But anyways, so we decided that a cool hands-on activity to go with our new movie would be a mock archeological dig! I spent 4 days working non-stop on this thing to get it done by this weekend, but I think it came out great! It was totally worth it!

The last step of this project was to fill the whole thing with sand so that the kids could dig it out. IT took well over 300lbs of sand to fill the silly thing.

Here's an overview of the whole thing. It's 6 feet by 8 feet. The walls are made of this purple foam board stuff that I hot glued together and painted with acrylics.


A different angle of the whole thing. The columns are old building blocks that I painted and hot glued in place.


Yet another angle. The 'frescoes' on the walls are images I printed out from the internet and mod-podged on the walls.


One more!


Now for the close ups!

This is a close up of the 'Forum' which would have been a public gathering space where people came together to discuss politics and stuff.


This is a close up of the Temple. The statue in the center of the temple is a green army man I painted with gold acrylic paint.


This is a close up of one of the 'houses'.


Same angle, but slightly farther away.


Image of the paved road running through town.


Just another close up.


Ditto.


Thanks for looking!
47  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Experiment #1 with Shrinky Dinks: Acrylic Paint on: April 13, 2010 07:03:00 PM
I love the atom necklace! Chemistry jewelry makes me happy!
48  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: the tooth of wisdom on: April 13, 2010 06:58:18 PM
This is weird, AND I LIKE IT!!!   Grin
49  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: really ugly fabric. gets a new life being useful. on: March 18, 2010 11:58:21 PM
Those bunnies are creepy. The red eyes make them look like mutated zombie rabbits or something. Why would anyone design such an ugly fabric?  Huh But anyway, I'm glad that you found a use for it. I think I would have thrown it out so it wouldn't give me nightmares.  Tongue
50  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: In case of zombies invading our anniversary... on: March 18, 2010 11:52:11 PM
Cool. Always a fan of anything Zombie themed!
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