DS (6 yesterday) has decided that the ladybird version of Treasure Island is his favourite book and that he wants to make a model of a treasure island for World Book Day, a week tomorrow. Now I am busy sorting out decorations, cakes etc for his football party on Sunday but really need to give this some consideration.
How would you go about it? I was going to get hold of a board and paint it blue. Then how would I construct an island? I want to make it slightly more realistic than just painting a couple of boxes green and sticking them on? It's the shape I am struggling with.
Could you scrunch up some newspaper into balls and pile them up into a hill shape, then cover this with another piece of paper - painted green - to make a hill? Trees could probably be made out of drinking straws with a few bits of green paper stuck on. Get a piece of sandpaper for a beach.