Hi crafty bees! My second grader has a school project due this Friday, it is supposed to be a model of Niagara Falls, the only thing I can think of is painting styrofoam blue haha. Does anyone have any ideas that are fairy simple? I am so bad at this stuff!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Now you tell me haha…I will post it tomorrow, under “why I am not a DIY bride” haha, it’s so embarrassing, Nicolas thinks its awesome so that’s good, but you know the teacher will be totally judging me…btw, uh $27 at Michaels.