and there's additional goodies inside the box........ OH MY!!
Gonna save the insides for other projects.
Sooooooo I had been racking my brain for ideas in which to use those boxes with my 4th graders. Finally decided to let them do a 3D landscape. Then all of a sudden, with Easter right around the corner, the Peeps arrived!! AND I remembered the Peeps dioramas. Google Peeps Dioramas and you WILL be amazed! Not sure when I became aware of the concept of making a diorama using Peeps. The Washington Post has an annual contest, as do other newspapers. When I was in Texas for the NAEA conference it was in one of the local papers. however, I have no plans to use actual Peeps as I'm concerned about attracting ants.
Anyway several themes came to mind: birthday party, favorite book, bedroom, zoo, holiday celebration and TV shows. AND that's when I decided to do a Peeps version of Project Runway!
Here are the steps to transforming my empty box.
Created the shadowed Peep for behind the curtain. Since I'm using bunnies for this, I decided to make it appear as if it was in the forest. Glued down green paper for the base. Cut toilet paper rolls to create seating for the judges. Made bench seating for the contestants from cardboard.
Looked through these books for inspiration:
So will the 4th graders actually get to make this? No clue. I keep telling myself there's always next year........
Here's the before:
Here's the after:
I can see so many possibilities for this and I know I had fun!
Happy Spring break everyone!
And please send some good healing thoughts and or vibes my way!
Thanks for reading!