Last week I showed you the Dragon Diorama Princess Nagger did for her gifted class. This week I thought I’d share the Alligator Diorama she did for her other class – as part of a study they did on various animal habitats. Since we had the privilege of visiting an alligator farm a couple of years ago when we were in Louisiana (and brought home a few real alligator heads – I know, ewwww!) she chose alligators for her subject matter.
This project was a ‘family’ project, to encourage working together in creative family time. Since I’m the crafty one, I ended up putting it together, but the collaboration of ideas were fun, with Princess Nagger’s idea of putting a real alligator head in the box taking center stage – sort of:
Several alligator figures are placed strategically about, as well as a water snake slithering and an alligator turtle perched on what (we hope) looks like a log – since it’s a real alligator head. We decided to try to camaflouge it, then cut a hole in the side so you peek in to see this:
That’s scary looking, right? Princess Nagger will want to know if you were scared looking at it. It was a hit with all her classmates – and she’s excited that it will be on display for tonight’s Curriculum Fair. I’ll be sure to take my camera so I can share some of the other unique projects that have been worked on. Pretty amazing for second grade, no?
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