Here's an Art Attack to rock your world!
You will need:
|To make the frame you'll need four toothpaste boxes.|
|On one, cut one side out completely...|
|...and on the opposite side, cut a slot that's a couple of centimetres wide.|
This goes at the bottom of the frame.
Place the other boxes around it...
|...and glue them into position.|
|When the glue has dried, draw around the frame onto some cardboard box card, and cut it out.|
|Glue the cardboard box card to the toothpaste boxes, to make the frame nice and neat.|
When the glue has dried it'll be very solid.
Now you need to design what goes inside. Neil drew a boat, bobbing about on the sea.
Place the frame onto some thin card and use a pen to make a couple of marks on the inside of the frame.
The idea is to use these as a guide to draw the sea.
|Draw a straight line to join the marks...|
|...then about 8cm up, add some waves.|
|At the end of the waves, add on a couple of tags that stick out to the side.|
|Then cut the shape out, and paint it blue.|
|On another piece of card, draw a boat...|
|...then cut this out too, and paint it.|
|To make the boat swing you'll need a long split pin or paper fastener, a ball of modelling clay and some drinking straws.|
|Turn the boat over and tape a drinking straw onto the back.|
Next, take the sea and pierce a hole in the middle near the bottom.
The idea is to just punch a pencil through the card, into the modelling clay.
|Now line up the sea with the boat, and make a mark through the hole in the sea onto the straw.|
|Pierce this hole using the pencil and modelling clay again.|
|Now you need to join the pieces together using two very small pieces of drinking straw like these.|
|Start with the sea, and pop the split pin or paper fastener through.|
|Add on one of the small pieces of drinking straw...|
|...followed by the boat...|
|...another piece of straw...|
|...then open the split pin or paper fastener out to hold everything in place.|
|Next, fold over the tabs on the ends of the sea...|
|...then take the whole thing and poke the straw through the slot in the bottom of the frame.|
|Tape or glue either side of the frame using stick glue on the side tabs.|
|When everything is in position, roll some modelling clay into a ball...|
|...and push it onto the end of the long drinking straw, to act as a weight.|
|Make a background by cutting out a piece of cardboard box card that's the same size as the frame.|
|Paint a sky onto it, with more sea at the bottom.|
|Pop some stick glue all around the edge...|
|...and place the background on the back of the frame.|
|Finish off by painting the frame a bright colour.|
|When you've finished painting and the paint has dried, you can hang it up.|
|For other design ideas, how about a plane flying through the clouds?|
|Or a granny rocking in a chair?|
|Here are some woodcutters sawing away...|
...and here's a waving hand!
Try it yourself!