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Star of Deltora

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This activity is inspired by the 'Star of Deltora' written by Emily Rodda.

Explore the land of Deltora with your own mapped interpretation. As you read through the story, think about the layout of the land and the places that are explored. Design a map that represents what you know. You can use all sorts of paint and collage materials to design your map.

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  • Step 1Begin by painting your A3 cardboard with blue liquid watercolour to create an ocean. Use water to dilute the watercolour paint by dabbing it onto your painting creating a watery effect. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Paint your A4 piece of paper with light and dark green acrylic paint. To create texture, rip up some crepe paper and paint it into your artwork. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Use a pencil to draw the shape of Deltora onto your green painted artwork. Carefully cut out this shape and attach to the blue painted cardboard using glue.
  • Step 4Use a marker to add detail to Deltora. You may also like to add a compass to your artwork. We drew ours on a piece of white paper, cut it out, and stuck it on the artwork to ensure it stood out.
  • Step 5Complete your map by adding further detail with white paper and markers. You can also add more texture by ripping and scrunching crepe paper. Attach with glue.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted - Pack of 30
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Student Scissors - Pack of 20
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Crepe Paper - Dark Green
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CleverPatch Cover Paper - White - A4 - Pack of 250
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CleverPatch Triangular Maxi Permanent Markers - Black - Pack of 12
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Product Code: 16880
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