We started Alyssa’s biome project on Sunday. I first envisioned it to be semi-3D poster using a paper toile technique. Like in any project, the first few steps usually determine how the end product will look like after the finishing touches. Brainstorming always come in handy – specially when an old-time teacher is there to keep everything in perspective. Yup, this activity brought me back to elementary grades when I used to sat down with my Dad to discuss poster and slogan themes for competitions. At an early age, I always believed in his passion for arts and music. He was, is and will always be a mentor at heart…

Though it took a whole week to finish the diorama, I thought we had so much fun finishing it up. We utilized different media, natural and artificial to make it close to real. Polymer clays are everybody’s best friend when it comes ¬†animal sculpting. Even without baking, they stick to each other. We also used resin epoxy for fake water. Real plant branches for the trees, moss for the ground and some rock materials.

Alyssa was so proud to take it to school. She thought it looked better than any project she had and is very confident for her presentation next week…