If you follow this blog you will already know that I am in love with these gorgeous paper mache suitcases I found via an ebay shop recently and have begun to create a series of small world, imaginative play scenes with them. The first box was an arctic small world scene with polar bears and sensory pay elements which is wrapped up ready for Christmas already.
This next small world scene is a dinosaur landscape, ready for my 4 year old nephew as one of his Christmas presents! He absolutely loves dinosaurs in all shapes and sizes and making him a small world to store all his little toys in and carry along with him when he goes out seems a perfect match for him!
To create this box I simply painted the inside of the lid with blue ready-mix paint to represent the sky. Inside the base I painted green and added a little mountain to form part of the backdrop. You could get really creative and make any kind of landscape you can imagine! When the paint was dry I added white clouds to the sky and outlined them with blue glitter glue to make them sparkly.
As with the Arctic play box, I didn’t paint the outside but you could do of course. This time I simply personalised it for him so everyone will know it’s his special box (keep away big brothers!)
If you make one of these I would LOVE to see a picture or hear about your ideas in the comments or on my Facebook page. I respectfully ask other bloggers not to post about this idea on your own blog until I have finished my own series (these boxes are very special to me!) Thanks so much.
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