Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to School - Miniature Globes

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For some reason, we have a ton of those clear plastic balls, that "squinkies" come in, all over our house.
Forever I have been waiting for the perfect re-use of them to dawn on me,
when suddenly my kids became obsessed with globes. (Their dad does collect them)

So we have here, a globe of earth, and the all blue one, became the moon.
This was a very quick and satisfying project.

We made the blue moon, simply using a blue Sharpie marker. I thought we would be
able to color green continents on top, but it didn't it stayed blue and became the moon, which I think is pretty cool.

The other globe, was painted light blue, with acrylic paint. It does need a few coats, as, the paint was difficult on plastic, but it did stay without too much trouble.
For the green, we again used the Sharpie marker, and just used a real globe as a  rough reference for where
to place continents.

The bases, were simply attached using superglue.
We used a metal washer piece on the Moon, and a wooden bead for the Earth.

These are going to be the smartest dollhouse kids in school!
In case you missed it, there was a tutorial for how to make the abacus a few weeks ago.

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