Lego hole-punched pictures for Narrations

There is an excellent new concept  ~ Lego hole-punched cards ~ where punched cards make 3D stairs, platforms, backdrops, characters and standing pictures.  I first saw this on Filth Wizardry and thought I would make my own for the girls!

We had just read the poem “The Lady Of Shalot” by Lord Alfred Tennyson and the story presented an excellent opportunity for a diorama narration using the Lego hole punched cards.

(For more information on dioramas check Jimmie’s Squidoo lens on Making a Shoebox Diorama and America Museum of Natural History’s Wetlands Diorama.

Drawing the pictures

We drew the castle and the objects  mentioned in the poem.  You can download our pictures here ~ Lady Of Shalot Lego Diorama.  I wanted to draw the characters, but the girls wanted to use their Lego people!

To mark  the exact place for the holes we rubbed pencil on the picture over a Lego block. (I eventually made a hole template using an old ice-cream box lid punched correctly! This plastic makes excellent, durable platforms, stairs or levels to play on))

We punched the holes with an ordinary punch.(The larger holes offers more “grace” for an easier fit.)

I thought the girls would paint or colour the pictures, but they went to play the story out!

It was a natural narration opportunity!

What new ideas do you have?

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