Noah’s Ark – 3D collage
Posted 2 September, 2012on:
The story of Noah’s Ark is always popular with kids, and we run an annual craft session around it. Last year we made an ark mobile. This year we made a 3-D collage.
This is how I made it:
– Fold one rectangular piece of brown cardboard in half lengthwise, then cut the corners to make the curved shape of the ark. Cut a door and two windows on one side. Stick to the background piece of paper.
– Cut the top section of the ark from another piece of cardboard or paper (I used black).
– Print out or draw animals. You can find a selection of animals on white background on the Schleich website (they make realistic miniature plastic animals). Cut them out and glue onto the top and inside of your ark. Alternatively, use animal stickers. Line some up with the door or windows for a nice effect.
– Add Noah, his faithful yet nameless wife, the rainbow and a dove. I made the dove “flying” on a strip of cardboard bent over and glued on. (see below)
The joy of this design (the folded over ark) is that you can fill the inside with even more animals!
Above: Hatches closed. Below: letting it all hang out.