31.8.16

Neolithic Age School Project

Neolithic Age Diorama
         Dear friends , this school year my daughter has to learn about the Stone age with all its subdivisions - the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic Ages! It can get pretty confusing trying to remember what happened during each age!! But kudos to the clever History teacher who asked the children to make a chart, a powerpoint presentation or a model on an assigned age!
           My daughter got Neolithic Age, and of course, if you have been following my blog for sometime you will guess correctly that she opted to make a 3 D model rather than an easier chart or powerpoint presentation!!Haha!!
Neolithic Age Diorama
        We planned out the elements in our Diorama such that each unique and important aspect of the Neolithic Period was highlighted.
        The main reason I am sharing this project in so much detail is that it may benefit someone in future...When I googled about this period I found there was hardly any school project type material online!!
        And for my crafty friends....well do sit back and be transported back into Neolithic Age!!
Neolithic Age Diorama
During  the Paleolithic Age which preceded the Neolithic Age ,  men were predominantly nomads hunting for food and living in caves. During the Neolithic Period they started farming and settled down in small fenced villages and built homes with thatched roofs.
Neolithic Age Diorama
The type of tools used is distinctive in each age . During the Neolithic Period , sophisticated stone tools evolved. My daughter made all the tiny tools referring to pictures of Neolithic tools in her textbook and online. She molded the tools using air drying clay and added "toothpick" handles to some of the tools as "handles" were a hallmark of Neolithic Period stone tools!
Stone Tools
       Neolithic man could make more polished tools compared to his predecessors as he made use of the "grindstone" to smoothen and shape his stone tools! My daughter's grindstone was fashioned with clay which she painted with acrylic paint to give the "stone look"!
Stone Tool Making- Neolithic Age
Neolithic man also used "basalt" ...a type of stone which did not chip easily and hence could be shaped into finer stone tools. And in the picture below you can see the "bone" tools my daughter fashioned by cutting clay which had dried up!
Neolithic Age Tools
During this period man discovered fire and pottery! And my kiddo was sooo proud of all her little pots and vessels she made painstakingly! She added all kinds of little details like the "mound of clay" on the side besides the pots from which the pots were made!
Neolithic Age
 And can you see the food she added to one of the plates![Its craft foam putty!]
Neolithic Age Diorama
And we added a toy basket as Neolithic man were expert at basket making!!
Woven Basket in Neolithic Age 
The invention of the wheel happened in the Neolithic Period ...and they made the wheels by carving stone!! Just imagine!
Stone Wheel in Neolithic Age
And the major points differentiating the Neolithic Period from the Paleolithic Period....cultivation and domestication of animals!
Neolithic Age Diorama
         It is times like these where I am soo glad I have a nice stash of craft supplies I can fall back on to make a project quicker and easier! We could use dies to quickly and easily add a lot of plants to our diorama!
         Neolithic Period man cultivated rice, wheat and barley. Our diorama has maize plants but then I guess that's okay!!Hehe!
Neolithic Age Diorama - Cultivation
Neolithic man settled down near rivers and streams and our deep blue stream is bordered by glittery reeds and vines! Th muddy mound you see near the flower is a lump of clay!! Turned out sooo realistic !
Neolithic Age - riverside settlement
           Most of the objects in the diorama were created by my daughter with help from me for the hot gluing aspect but I couldn't resist contributing bits here and there and one of them is the  lotus! [here is the tutorial : Easy Flower Tutorial ] !
Neolithic Age Diorama 
            My kiddo painted the muddy patches and grassy terrain for her animals. And boy was this an educational as well as a fun project!
            And can you spot the "socks" on one of the cows...well that poor chap had his legs eaten off by my dog when he was a puppy ...but the good news is he can now happily stand on prosthetic clay feet [created by my daughter] !
Neolithic Age - Domestication of Animals
We had signs put up to highlight each important aspect of Neolithic  life and my daughter used glitter foam  to depict fire! The little rocks you can spy right at the back behind the sign was the carton packaging of eggs!!Hehe yeah we used a lot of recycled objects in this project!
Neolithic Age - Religious Practices
         It is always fascinating to read about religious practises and I was so surprised to read that Megaliths [which are huge stone boulders used to mark burial sites] can still  be seen in my home state of Kerala , near the popular tourist town of Munnar!
Neolithic Age - Religious Practices
Our project took a good many hours to complete but boy my daughter was sooo proud of it ! And the best thing is that I think she will remember all the important facts of the Neolithic Period for a good many years!!
Neolithic Age Diorama School Project
Supplies : Dies :  Couture Creations Bijoux,Memory Box Fringe Border,Dee's Distinctively Tree Base 1,Sizzix Tapered Fringe,Sizzix Flower Layers 3 , Cheery Lynn  Sunflower, Spellbinders Frameablities Decorative frame S5 005,MFT Dienamics Cornstalk
Stamp and Die sets :Sizzix- Hero Arts Stamp- Die Set Flowers- Thinking of you, Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf Stamp + Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf Die
Punches : Balloon Punch

Edited : This project was featured at the Pixie's Snippets Playground Thank you so much Di !!

62 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing creation and top marks to your daughter for being so creative and making this part of history so fun and interesting xx

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  2. A very impressive project. She did a great job on this

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  3. Oh my goodness, I have been transported back in time! This must have taken an age to create but the result is well worth it! I love that you gave the cow a new lease of life with prosthetic hooves as well, haha :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Kids Vacation Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Congratulations to the beautiful and talented family!
    Achievements!

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  5. Good for her!!! This is SIMPLY AMAZING!! She TOTALLY ROCKED her project! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Color me impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Well she is a talented as her mom. SHe really created one beautiful scene. Well done!!!
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  7. That's amazing!!! Totally love the details and the hard work put in!!

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  8. Wow, very very impressive! Prosthetic leg is one brilliant touch!

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    1. Hehe I agree Neha...though he looks a bit wobbly the poor cow can now stand!!

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  9. Fabulously done.. gr8 effort... hats off to ur creativity

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  10. This is an amazing creation and shows a lot of hard work and research too.
    Kath x

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  11. Oh my god! This is so so amazing, Dr.Sonia. Only Prisha & you could have pulled off such a detailed project. I love the way you used clay so creatively. The little hut and the stone tools look so fantastic and so does the grindstone! the It's such a well thought out model. Kudos to both of you for creating such a wonderful project :)

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  12. good work! and so much neater than the models made by design students

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  13. As always it's a really fabulous creation Sonia.

    B x

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  14. Superb and great efforts going to create this stunning project! I totally love that How beautifully Prisha has created realistic touch on Neolithic Theme!

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  15. Wow, this is amazing. You put a lot of work into this creation.

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  16. I don't even know what to say...this is absolutely spectacular!! Wow!! I would have loved to learn about the neolithic age with a project like this!! It is simply amazing!! The creativity is off the charts!! I'm pretty much speechless!! Love, love it!! You and Prisha did a fabulous job!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  17. Amazing work by your daughter.. Such a detailed project. I learned new things today.

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  18. Wow, so impressed with the Stone Age project from your daughter! I am sure she is learning so much from this project! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  19. Prisha, this is a wonderful diorama of the Neolithic, a time period I find fascinating! I am truly amazed at all the wonderful little details you have added to this! If you were in my class, I would give you an A+ Thanks for joining our kids summer challenge at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Maura

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  20. Wow! What a beautiful project! Congrats Prisha, you have done a great job! Loved all the tiny details, I really enjoyed reading & looking at each Neolithic age element! A beautiful way of learning! & Amazing recycling!

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  21. This is amazing Sonia and Prisha !!! the tools, huts, animals.... everything is so beautifully created ....am sure great learning experience for all the kids in her class !!

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  22. Wow!!!!! Simply breathtaking!!! I can image Prisha at school while explanes her FABULOUS diorama and the opened mouths of the teacher and the other kids!! :D
    I'm a teacher of primary school and I can say that in Italy our kids of 8 y/o have to learn all these things about the periods of the stone ages, as your daughter. I just saved this very useful page for my kids, so the next year we will have a go with a diorama. When they will see this amazing work, surely they will ask to me for making one! :) Thanks so much! :D
    Big congrats to Prisha, she is really a princess of crafting and you are the queen! :D! I bow :)

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  23. What an impressive project!
    xxx Margreet

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  24. This is AWESOME!!! I have enjoyed reading about the Neolithic period. I love this project! And the cow with his new clay feet (LOL!) so creative. And the egg cartons and all of the fun die cuts and painting. Very very cool! :) Thank you for posting! :)

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  25. WOW, this is incredible!!! I am sure a lot of long hours went into this but wow, how cool! Awesome job!
    Sherrie K

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  26. Wow what an awesome project, I have learnt so much, and this is a fabulous visual aid to remember xxx

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  27. Sonia, this is absolutely amazing! Your daughter is incredibly smart and talented, like her mother! Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. congrats Prisha... u have made a stunning project.. love the huts and the small weapons... so much attentions to small details... i have to bookmark this post for future reference. Great project!!

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  29. Excellent, excellent work by Prisha and you , Sonia. I wish I had done something like this during school, history wouldn't have been as dreadful a subject for me ...haha ! Hats off to you both.!!:)

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  30. Oh my, what to even say! Talent runs deep in your family and this is truly something to be proud of.. an inspired idea, executed to perfection! Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us. I love the way she thinks. ;)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  31. WOWZER!!! great job wonderful project. I am sure it was a great hit. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  32. WOW!! This is Amazing Prisha. It is so detailed..loz

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  33. I am so happy and so impressed to see this gorgeous and detailed project Sonia! Both of you are very patient! So happy to see this stunning project and detailed elements! Say my hello to Prisha and let her know I appreciate her project a LOT!!! :)

    Suchi xx

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  34. Crumbs, I can't get over all the mazing detail here - well done Prisha! A wonderful way to learn about history too.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Playground.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  35. super cute project!!!

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  36. This project is fantastic! It is so fun to see a young person learning to use their art for school projects. I remember making all sorts of projects in school but the panorama was my favorite!

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  37. Wow, it is amazing, great job!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  38. This is absolutely brilliant, I'm sure you both had great fun making it together.
    Pauline
    x
    My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

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  39. Fabulous!! Love the small detailings and those weapons are just amazing. Great job by prisha.

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  40. I just Love this gorgeous creation, the colours are just spectacular...beautiful.
    Have a great weekend...again, the days are just flying...
    {aNNie}

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  41. fabulous work by prisha mollu. hugs to her, each and every item is neatly done

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  42. This looks absolutely amazing! Your talented and very creative daughter will get A+ for sure!

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  43. It's always so fun to come see your blog posts! I never know what treasure I will be looking at....and this one is from your daughter with a very detailed and amazing project for school!! I love each piece featured and what it describes and how it's labeled too! Very precise and I know the teacher will happy with her project!! Have a great weekend!! P.S. Thank you so much for adding my give away link to your blog sidebar! I appreciate that!! HUGS

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  44. Wow, this is amazing!! She sure should be proud! Look at all those details, and all the facts. I will show this to my son in the morning, he will love it too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kids Challenge!!

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  45. Amazing one...a very detailed project.....Prisha has done a great job...

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  46. I enjoyed every photo and every detail of this fascinating Diorama, Sonia! You and your daughter did a brilliant job! She should be so proud and you should be so delighted that she got your creative genes!! I am sure the teacher gave her top marks for this great effort!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  47. Wow! Such a detailed project..and the cow with prosthetic leg..great idea..Prisha has done an exceptional job here..love the clay tools..reminded me of my school days..when my dad used to help in my projects..wonderfully done..must hav been another hit at Prisha's school..
    Love
    Richa
    apaper-palette.blogspot.com

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  48. Oh WOW! What an absolutely fabulous project! So much detail - I love it! xx

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  49. Oh Wow.....thank you so much for educating me on the Stone age! Amazing detail..awesome project!

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  50. Stunning project,Sonia.So much beautiful details.Great job.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  51. Wow!! So detailed!! Beautiful work Sonia and Prisha!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  52. Wow, Sonia, this is an amazing project - you and your daughter must be so thoughtful and patient! Thank you so much for visiting me at tangle mouse cards and leaving such lovely comments - I really appreciate that - you are very kind.
    Sue...xxx

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  53. Perfect Sonia & Prishal dear. You did great job :)

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  54. wow...great project by Prisha..well done

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  55. This is awesome dear! Hats off to you and Prisha!!! This took me back to my school days :)

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  56. I have no words to say how incredible this creation is. I hope your daughter got an A+++++ and stars for this and it goes on display in her school.
    Faith
    x

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  57. That is so interesting, so glad you shared each and every detail and your daughter is just as creative as you. Good for her for taking so much time and effort. Love the cow and her new legs.

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