I was looking through some pictures today and found some from when Isaac did a project last year in 4th grade, but because I am a butt I didn't post anything about the project then, so I thought I would share his "Holes" diorama now.
I have never read the book "Holes", so Isaac directed all the things we needed for the project. (Apparently the story is about a boy who is sent to juvenile detention in the desert where he has to dig holes for an evil warden.)
Isaac used Fimo clay to make little lizards to place around the desert, after baking them he painted them the color they are supposed to be. The holes were built up with air dry paper clay to cover where the fabric was glued around the edge, and then to make the dirt piles.
I really like how this turned out (he was asked to share it on the morning TV announcements, and to donate it to the school library) but now I am a bit stuck for what to do with Emmie (she has this exact same project coming up in the next couple of months) since we probably don't want to copy Isaac's idea, but I am not sure if she can be redirected elsewhere.