(Closed) Help, 2nd grade niagara falls project

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oooh, I love stuff like this!  I was the project master as a child 🙂

How about finding blue tinsel to have “flow” over the edge of the model falls?  I think that would make a pretty, eye catching effect. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

You could do a diaroma and use some construction paper and/or plastic wrap for the water and little shredded cotton balls for the mist. If you wanted greenery you could get some green felt and maybe some little plastic trees.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could use the styrofoam to carve out the rocks, then use another material to make the waterfall and pool below. Like using that fake water stuff. I think there are different kinds, powder and gels for the pool, and shimmery strands of blue tinsel for the fall.

And get some clay or other item to mold little trees etc.

like this one  http://www.creativegiftpackaging.com/Panacea_Water_Gel_p/p60103.htm

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What are your child’s ideas? I’d start there.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This might need more fine motor skills than a second grader would have:

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

How about this:  make the model of  the falls styrofoam, then glue it to a piece of MDF, or plywood.  Then sort of “ice” with drywall compound?  I did this once for a model, and it was super easy.  (The brand I used was Polyfilla).  Then you can paint it to look like water, rocks etc… and even cover the board with the Polyfilla too, and paint it to look like the water at the base of the falls.  You could pop a little boat in there too, like the Maid of the Mist!  Finish it off by mounting a rainbow over the model, and VOILA!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Modeling clay rocks would be way easier for a 2nd grader than carving styrofoam I think. I can just see that ending badly. You can paint plastic wrap blue to look like water, add little poofy trees and grass and the like in a shoe box diaroma. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

hey, just seeing this now – let me know if you need help!  i teach elementary school 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

Definitely need the maid of the mist and the rainbow 🙂

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