Children love to create layouts of real-life things. This helps them to better understand the world around them and to feel part of it. Many kids like to create miniature models of large objects - buildings, bridges, transport and even planets. Having created several layouts of planets, the child will be able to build his Universe, through which small toys will travel. You can use layouts for educational purposes - for example, forming a prototype of our universe and placing the planets along their "legitimate" places.
Earth from plasticine
For the basis of the work you can take cardboard, salted dough, papier-mache or ordinary clay. The planet of plasticine is done quite simply, the main thing is to reflect its main, characteristic features. Often the main feature of the planet becomes its color. For example, Mars is made from red plasticine, Venus - blue, and our Earth - from plasticine green and blue. On the creation of a model of the Earth, we will dwell in more detail.
First of all, we will need to fashion the mainland from green plasticine.To do this, we first soften the mass and flatten it.
We crush the green clay
We lay out the resulting layer on the modeling board or covered with non-marking material work surface.
We put on the work surface
And we start to draw with the stack the contours of the continents and islands.
We draw the contours of the continents
First draw the surface lines, then deepen them.
We deepen the lines of the continents
And finally cut out the land from the green plasticine layer.
Cut the land areas
Now we take a blue bar and an unnecessary plastic ball of a suitable size. You can use foam balls,which are sold in the departments of goods for creativity.
Ball and blue plasticine
Turn blue plasticine into thin" blanket ".
Make a “blanket” out of plasticine
And wrap a prepared ball with it.
We wrap the ball
We attach the green fragments of the land from above.
Attaching fragments of land
If we design for educational purposes, then we are guided by a globe or a map to recreate the most similar project real earth. If the kids are doing the work, you just need to enter the concepts of “world ocean” and “land”, as well as “mainland” and “island.”
Layout land of clay
Well, the last piece of green mass took its place.Our work is finished! If you wish, you can add snow caps of Antarctica and Antarctica, as well as golden-sandy chains of mountains and expanses of deserts.