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« on: May 28, 2008 09:31:37 AM »

DD had to do a diorama depicting a Civil War battle; she chose the Big Black River battle, which took place next to the river and railroad bridge.  We got three generations involved in this, and had the most-fun visit to Grandma's house in recent memory!  I'm inclined to tell the teacher that families should participate in these assignments - we all learned a great deal on this one!





And my personal favorite, her dramatization of a drowning (apparently there were many at this battle).
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 10:26:57 AM »

Absolutely fabulous!  Really love using polymer clay (and mixed media too) in dioramas and scenes of all kinds.  Great way to interact with other family members too... sounds like you guys had a blast. 

Now you might want to start working on a Halloween diorama, or one for Thanksgiving, or Christmas/winter  Grin.    If you also wanted to "learn" something while doing it, maybe you could make it a scene from the grandparents' past complete with explanations of what kinds of things were used for what back then, or just to personalize each figure and bit of scene around them to learn more about each person in the family.

If you want to check out some other seasonal dioramas, and just clay dioramas in general, look on some of these pages:

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Halloween_etc.htm
(...click on Scenes, Dioramas, Houses under Halloween, and/or click on Thanksgiving/Autumn )

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Christmas.htm
(...click on Houses, More Scenes, as well as various things under Sculpting and inthe Websites section...)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/kids_beginners.htm
(...for general info on all kinds of scenes, click on Scenes, Dioramas about 2/3 of the way down the list)



Have fun!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 08:50:16 PM »

i love the drowning victim!! Grin ya' did a great job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 10:42:49 AM »

This is awesome!!  I especially, get a kick out of the drowning victim-I'm sorry they drowned in the actual battle, but appreciate the little detail to make it historically accurate. 
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