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Alttag here

• Black or dark colored poster or tempera paint
• Shoe Box

• Magazine pictures
• Sticks, leaves
• White crafts glue
• Modeling clay
• Figurines

• Cotton Balls
• Scissors

Alttag here

1. Talk with your child about what people take on picnics (picnic basket, blanket,
    food, drinks, Frisbees, etc.)
2. Paint the inside of the shoe box including the underside of the lid with
   dark paint.
3. (adult) Cut a hole in one end of the lid about 3” in diameter (for light to shine
    through). Cut a small rectangular opening in one end of the box.
    This will be the peep hole.
4. Find pictures of the outdoors (trees, meadow, park, or other natural setting for
    a picnic and glue the pictures on the inside of the shoebox walls at one end
    of the box.
5. Collect a scrap of fabric for a picnic blanket, use real sticks and leaves for trees
    and bushes, and small toys or figurines collected from around the house for
    people (or create them from modeling clay) and place them inside the box at one
    end. There is no wrong or right way to create your tableau. For fluffy clouds, you
    could glue cotton balls on the inside of the lid.
6. Put the lid on, place the box under a bright light, and look through the peep hole.
    Who is having a picnic today?
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