3rd,4th and 5th class recently read a novel by Michael Morpurgo
entitled “Kensuke’s Kingdom”. We really enjoyed the story and after we
finished studying the book we did an art project making ‘story boxes’,
which were inspired by the book.
To make our story boxes we used a shoe box, leaves of palm trees,
strings, sticks, stones, moss, wood and paint.
We used the paint to decorate the background and create the illusion
of water. We then added sand and palm leaves to create a beach and
trees. We made a cave out of an old yogurt pot, which we cut in half
and painted . Next, we added a beacan and placed it beside the cave.
We then added in a boat and covered it over with moss. The final
features were then added to bring the scene to life.
Our story boxes were made to represent the setting of the novel and we
had a lot of fun making them.