Illustrating Poetry-“The Road Less Taken” by Robert Frost

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~





  1. Jean Golladay

    I sang a song to this poem in high school. I love the shadow box!

  2. Your children are so lucky to have you to teach them to use their imagination and creativity. Love the interpretation.

  3. What a great way to interpret the poem. S. will remember the poem now.
    Your a fun teacher for the kids!

  4. You are a wonderful teacher! This poem was read at my graduation; I love it~
    I love her creation and it will help her with poetry, to see things a bit more clear~ It is beautiful and when we blend our senses, we can always have more insight~ Well Done~

  5. What a beautiful lesson you have taught her. I think this is a stunning project. I really love it. Great job

  6. This is what homeschooling is all about. What a great teaching tool. My kids would have loved doing this when they were young. You are doing a great service for them by allowing their creativity to blossom. Do not ever stop making time, it is so important.

  7. It’s beautiful! What a darling work of art – very well interpreted. I love that poem, one of my very favorites. It has such meaning. We had a cold front blow in through East Texas last night and I do believe I’ll also be getting the Hot Chocolate out! There’s a “savoring” that comes with the first Hot Chocolate day of the Season. I hope you have a blessed day today 🙂 xo

  8. I did want to add enJOY the “Hot Chocolate” time~ There is nothing so satisfying as a cup of comfort!

  9. This is beautiful, and you’re such an amazing mother/teacher. I am in awe of your homeschooling abilities!

  10. You are brilliant!! And with this project, it FINALLY struck me that you homeschool. You are such and inspiration! xoxo

  11. Wonderful project! And that is a great poem.

  12. What a beautiful piece of art! Love it! Such a great project to help remember what you are studying. I have never used Flower-Soft… it is really neat!

  13. That is so beautiful Scarlett!

    What a great project idea!

  14. This is beautiful. What great memories you are making together. Ive never heard of flower soft before. thank you for teaching me something today.

  15. as always, amazing! xoxo

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