First, we used wire to form our base of the skull. Secondly we used masking tape, to make the wire structure strong. After rapidly covering the wire with masking tape, we used papier mache on our skulls. Once it dried, we painted and sprinkled the items from a tea bag. Finally we added detail.
First , we cut out our zebra and peacock body shape, after drawing it on fabric! Also we made the head shape for both and added the face details, which was very easy to do. After that, we hot glue gunned the tail on whilst we was doing that for the zebra Karen and Glade cut out some black stripes to stick on the zebra. After we stuck on the legs, we used colourful pipe cleaners to stick around all of the peacocks body. Then completed the legs. Finally, we stuck on all the details and all of us (Karen,Alfie,Glade,Kizzy,Joseph,Nabil,Matthew,Victor) got burnt by the glue gun but we all helped.
The next day, in English we wrote a paragraph about the skull that we made (which we are pretending is a zebra). After that we wrote about a mammal life cycle, which was pretty hard according to us. Then we wrote about a zebra life cycle and a peacocks life cycle. Finally a fun, frog poem and a life cycle of a plant. This took a couple of days, but it was pretty easy.
Background and scenery:
First things first, we covered a table with black paper and held up our presenters sat under the table and held up Shaley (who is our puppet). When we got to the butterfly and dragonfly scene, we bluetaced a huge origami butterfly to make it look realistic.
Victor, filmed the whole documentary video and he done a fabulous job. It was hard to keep it accurately focusing on Shaley Attenborough. But in the end I got it right.
What went well and bad:
The presenters were careful not to show their heads. Also they were very steady with the presenter. In addition , gluing the clothing on was fun and was easy but only one person got burnt (who was Karen). Also gluing the hair was really bad due to the fact the hair wouldn’t stick on so we had pile lots of glue on and that’s the only way it would stay. When we stuck on the stripes Karen, kizzy and glade got burnt multiples of times. The pipe- cleaners were also pretty hard to put on because nearly all of us got burnt. Sticking on the puppet sticks to hold on to were super easy to glue.
If you would like to see all of our hard work please follow the link below which will take you to our documentary. We hope you enjoy it!
Karen, Kizzy, Glade, Matthew, Victor, Joseph, Nabil and Alfie.