|Make a great picture of a city at night, by using different techniques.|
You will need:
|Take a piece of cardboard box card about 40cm by 40cm.|
|Now take some thin card tubes. Sweet tubes are perfect for this.|
You'll need one about 10cm long, one a bit smaller, and one smaller still.
|The idea is to tape the big and medium tubes side by side.|
|Place the smaller tube near to the top of the medium one, and tape it on.|
|Now tape the tubes to the middle of the base, to form central turrets.|
Use lots of tape to make it secure.
|Take some newspaper and twist it into a point. Place this into the top of a tube on your central turrets.|
Make sure the tops are pointy, and tape them into place.
|To make more pointy towers, use different lengths and thickness of newspaper, again with lots of twists.|
|Put them all outside your central turrets, and tape them all into position using loads of tape.|
Some towers might be wonky, but this all adds to the character.
|Scrunch up newspaper bits at the bottom to create rocks...|
|...and tape them into place.|
|Add more detail, like this newspaper twist bent into an arch shape and stuck to the tower to make a sort of cave entrance.|
|Add some ruined buildings made out of scraps of card and drinking straw, glued into position.|
|You should now have something that looks like this.|
|Now for the messy bit! Pour PVA glue all over the rocks and the ruins of your city of Atlantis.|
Use a brush to make sure you push the glue into every nook and cranny.
|Carefully pour some sand onto the glue-covered rocks.|
Mix the sand with blue and green glitter for the top half.
|Leave it all to dry.|
|Use poster or acrylic paint to paint the sea.|
|Streak different shades of blue for added effect, with some splashes of white foam to indicate where the sea meets Atlantis.|
|When the sea is painted and dry, paint on some PVA glue, and cover the sea with strips of cling film to create some crashing waves.|
|And there you have it - your very own city of Atlantis.|
You can even add sequins on the towers for windows.
Try it yourself!