Last week, J-girl had a school project: create a diorama…about anything. Sigh. Because anyone who knows a 2nd grader knows that “anything” means too many options – which means no work gets done. Ideas were suggested: restaurant, bookshop, kitchen, bedroom, spooky house. None were eagerly received…until we hit on Babymouse.
J-girl LOVES the Babymouse graphic novels. Throw in some Rock Star – because Techie Rocker has a guitar (or two or six) around the house and music makes our world go ’round – and her diorama idea was cemented. One supply run, along with in the stash of scrapbook and craft supplies in our house, and she was off. Final result: rock-star awesome!
Seeing how proud J-girl was of her effort made this project totally worthwhile. And while we still don’t know the purpose of the diorama(!!!), tying it to a book and character that she loves will certainly make her first shoe box project one to remember.
BIG thanks to Babymouse (and Jenni & Matt Holm) for writing great books and being an awesome project inspiration!