Saturday, July 12, 2014

Building igloo scene!

We do love our arctic scenes! How can you not - it's so much fun with shifting sparkling snow and sliding penguins on ice slides :)
Again, this is a great way to study map of the world, get familiar with continents, temperatures around the world, animals and many more.
It took us a while to come up with this igloo.. We tried so many lovely projects from Pinterest but we just couldn't get it right. Sugar igloo melted, marshmallow igloo fell apart.. I had no other choice than to come up with my own design which, I believe, is the most complicated igloo ever made.... :/
Here is how we did it: For the roof we used our previously made bird nest. Here is how to make it.
We put the roof on an empty sugar box.
After that we took a paper plate, placed the tea box with the roof on it, then we took a white sellotape and started to wrap it all around 3 parts keeping the round shape but leaving the front open for the entry.
Once that was done we applied glue all over it and covered our igloo with toilet paper. Glue + toilet paper is a great way how to get a rough, natural looking surface.
Once it was dry, we put an extra white colour over it to make it snow white.
I found some white foam lying around and attached it to the entrance of the igloo.
Finally our igloo was ready to play with!
At the end it was worth all the troubles, all the trying and non-stop drying :)

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