On a visit to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, I got the idea for a panorama craft. Theirs was based on a train trip through the mountains with scenery rolling by. The paper used was from an adding machine roll and the children would draw the landscape, attach straws and then twirl to see the scenery go by. I popped the idea away in a drawer until now.
But how to adapt this craft to the Ultimate Dinosaur theme? The main problem is to source small boxes.
The only way that would work was to use larger boxes that were easy to obtain. Regular sized tissue boxes seemed to fit the bill. Now, what to use as the turning posts? Here’s what I have come up with as a prototype.
Holes are cut for the posts so that they sit parallel to each other. The holes should be snug so there is a bit of friction to turn the posts.
Now to create the paper roll. The object of this mini-museum event is to introduce the new Southern Dinosaurs – recently new finds from south of the equator. So the content will feature a few of these animals.
The animals are shown roughly to scale, including a blue whale for size comparison. Since the window opening in the tissue box is 3 inches, these pages will be cut in half lengthwise and then taped together to form a long roll.
As the back is still on the tissue box, it is necessary at this point to open one end to insert the paper roll. Tape the left margin firmly to the left end post. Turn the post clockwise to roll up the paper until the end is within the box. Tape the paper roll firmly to the right post.
Seal up the box end….and you have Dino TV !
I’m still not sure if this will be an appropriate craft for our event. How much would we prep and how much would be done by the families? Can I collect enough materials in time?
I like the idea that the activity reuses materials.
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