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If you haven’t made a Diorama, it’s time you did.

Dioramas are fun to make.

Moms, Grandmas, this activity will occupy your energetic kids and grandkids for hours.

Check out this cheerful Safari Diorama made for a kids workshop I taught during Spring Break.

Safari Diorama

Safari Diorama crop

Diorama 2

To make your Safari Diorama

You will need:

  1. A shoe box (preferably  man’s shoe sized box – free from your local shoe store.)
  2. 3-4 sheets of colored paper for the background (chose from orange, red, or peach shades)
  3. White sheet of card stock paper (.95 cents a sheet – aprox. 20″ x 24″ )
  4. Damco Tempra paints (liquid non-toxic brilliant colors – ($11.95 for 6 bottles  – white, black, red, yellow, blue, green. These will last for many projects)
  5. Pencil  
  6. Pair of scissors 
  7. Glue stick  
  8. Tape
  9. Paint brushes  
  10. Container with water to clean your brushes

Supplies are available at your local art and craft supply store, House of Fine Art (HOFA)

Now you are ready to begin.

1.  Begin by gluing the orange, red, or peach paper inside your box (sides and bottom)

This will give it the feel of a hot African Safari desert.

Now, using your card stock:

2.  Draw your characters, paint them, and cut them out.

Geraffe Lion BWElephant tiger 2 onlyGiraffe lion cutoutsElephant tiger 1
3.  Draw 3 suns – large, medium and small sizes.
4.  Color, cut, and glue them together as shown below.
5.  Glue them into the background of your diorama.
Diorama 3 suns 13 suns colored3 suns together

6.  Do the same for the mountains.

3 Diorama mountain patterns 1
Diorama mountain pattern colored 1

7.  Now the tree
Diorama tree patterns
Tree colored 1
8.  Glue your tree to the foreground of your diorama.

9.  Make a stand for each of your characters.

10.  Glue the stand to the back of the character.

11.  Find a home for your character in your diorama, and glue it down.

prop up stand

12.  Add some grass…

Snip into a strip of card stock to make blades of grass.

Diorama grass pattern

13. Paint your grass using yellow, brown, orange and green hues.

14. Glue to the front of your diorama.

Safari Diorama crop

Voila… your diorama has come alive.

Have fun.

Thank you House of Fine Art

for providing the art room for us to create our dioramas.

House of Fine Art is located at #101-2485 West Railway, Abbotsford, BC  604.853.2400

Thank you Chrissy for making the appealing poster,

and Riley, for taking a photo of the finished diorama.

Diorama

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Important NOTICE:

The seminar, ‘Safe. Effective. Beautiful.’ has been postponed due to the sudden passing of a valued employee.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as well as Daniel and fellow employees at Marshall Compounding Pharmacy.

Image(s) courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com

For all my local readers … you may be interested in this….

A seminar, held in Abbotsford called…

Safe. Effective. Beautiful.

This seminar promises to give valuable  information to help us feel and look great – naturally!

TIME:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM

PLACE:

Kent Place Medical Building

33774 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC

604 859.8333
“Marshall Compounding Pharmacy” marshall@relcomsys.ca

I’ll choose, safe, effective and  beautiful any day. 

Here’s Cheri Watson, owner of Accents Cosmetics  about to give me the ‘makeover’.

Cheri about to give me the makeover - 2011 Carrie ©

I love the product so much, I use it confidently everyday.
I say confidently because I know that I am actually feeding my skin nutrients…period.! No chemicals, no additives, just good stuff.
Here are some juicy tidbits to consider…
Did you know:
  • Most women absorb up to 2 kilograms of chemicals through their skin from their toiletries and cosmetics over the course of a year!
  • The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that  884 chemicals used in personal care products and cosmetics were toxic!
Those are troublesome stats. 

At this seminar you will learn how to find skin care products and cosmetics made without the plastics, silicones, petroleum, artificial fragrances, dyes, and other unsafe ingredients found in most beauty products.

Let me introduce you to the Presenters:

Cheri Watson

Cheri Watson is a businesswoman who created a natural line of cosmetics, Accents Cosmetics,  in 2004 and manufactures them in Mission, BC.

Daniel Wong

Daniel Wong is a compounding pharmacist who owns Marshall Compounding Pharmacy.
He also specializes in natural remedies for a wide range of common maladies.

Daniel Wong can be reached at Marshall Compounding Pharmacy – 604 859.8333. Email: marshall@relcomsys.ca

Maybe I’ll see you there.

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