Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mount Sinai Foam Visual

I was researching directions for a Mt. Sinai visual. There are many ideas, but we decided to make one using foam. As usual, I pretty much knew what I wanted it to look like, and the size.
 When we went to the home improvement store to look for supplies, we were going to buy foam for a base. We saw these blocks of foam in a cart the employee was throwing into the trash. So, my husband asked if we could have them and he gave us even more. So, that part was all free!
Michael's has a great chart in their glue section and it shows all the uses for their glue that they carry. We bought the Gorilla glue and glued the blocks of foam together like you see in the pictures above. The top was a block that my husband started to saw before I was able to take the picture!
 
This Mount Sinai is about 12" high and about 16" wide. Moses is about 3" tall.
After the glue was set, my husband used his hand saw to cut off the square edges of the foam blocks. I asked for a ledge for Moses to stand on. I found Moses at the Dollar Tree in the toy section. he came with a little book. My husband said it is not hard to do, but the foam particles are a mess. He cut it over the empty trash can so it would help contain the mess.
Once everything is cut and it looks like a mountain, brush it off to remove any 'crumbs' of the foam. It is ready to paint! We used the Krylon Make It Stone! textured paint. It is the Travertine Tan color and we found it at Hobby lobby. We also used the whole can. After researching, and reading information on Krylon's site, if you want to spray paint on foam, you need to use paint that does not have Acetone in the paint.
So, this is how it looks finished. You can see in the first picture at the top of this post, I added a base for the mountain to sit on, then some nature things like grass, bushes, etc.
 
YAH! This Mount Sinai post was featured High Hill Homeschool! Click on the button to see it!
 
 
 
 

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  2. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Sew Crafty Angel

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  3. Thanks for the comment! I appreciate it! Thanks again for hosting the party!

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  4. That looks like a great way to learn more about Mt. Sinai. We do tons of activities that connect with our studies and it really helps kids to remember. I have a weekly blog hop called Entertaining and Educational and would love it if you linked up.
    http://highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com/2013/10/historical-apple-press-entertaining-and.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the comment and the invite to your linky party! I have linked up and will continue to look for future parties. Thanks!

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  5. You're soooo creative! That's such a great idea. It looks great.

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  6. I'm featuring this tomorrow on Entertaining and Educational. Please stop by and grab a featured button.
    http://highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com/search/label/Hobbies

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring Mount Sinai! I really appreciate it! Thanks again for hosting the linkup! And, thank you for stopping by and leaving the great comment!

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