Starting with a cardboard box, my young artist began to create a scene to illustrate one of the well-known poems we’ve read this week:
“The Road Less Taken” by Robert Frost.
She collected some twigs from outside and using some glue, added Flower-Soft to some of the small branches.
She cut a hill out of cardboard, painted it brown, and mounted it into her box with foam tape.
Then she started adding her trees. To speed up the project I plugged in the hot-glue gun and helped a bit.
The scene began to take shape as we added more twiggy trees…
We gathered up the Flower-Soft that had fallen onto the table and sprinkled it around the trees.
The diverging road was then painted into the scene…
And then she painted a bit more around the road less taken, “Because it was grassy and wanted wear”…
My young artist is not terribly enthusiastic about poetry these days, so this type of hands-on art project is just the thing to keep her interested and help her remember the material we’ve been learning.
I can hear the cold front blowing in right now as I type. We may have our first hot chocolate of the season tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by~