Huckleberry Finn Diorama

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This creation was inspired by a scene from the book, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.  The book was first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885.  It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, and is a sequel book to the "Adventures of Tom Sawyer." (1876)

 

Now when most people who have read the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," the first picture that comes to mind is the famous painting of Huck traveling down a river on a raft.  I chose not to create this scene from the book, but built a more subtle, but important scene.  In this scene, Huckleberry Finn is escaping from his mean father, who trapped him for months in a cabin, never letting him out.  Huck finally got his chance and escaped, taking his father's supplies and gun with him.

 

This model works great for school presentations, both young and older children.  It is very sturdy, so you can easily just package it with some tissue paper in a box, and bring it with you to present with your literature paper, or for show and tell.    It is also small and light enough for a younger child to hold, but is big enough for everybody in the room to see it and all the details.

 

It is also a simple creation in design, and uses common pieces.  The layout is very simple as well, so many parents can enjoy building this small model with their kids.  The children can also enjoy building this model, because the structure of the build is straightforward and easy.  There are many parts of the build that are easy to construct, and others that are slightly more complex.  This allows for a variety of ages to have fun building the model.  Parents can spend some fun time with their kids, and the kids can have fun building it too, and maybe (if they want to) present it at school.  

 

This model is also very flexible in design, so it can easily be tweaked and modified to suit your needs.  The hardest part of the model is probably the motion in the water, which can easily be adjusted for different ages.

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Soli Deo Gloria!
~Matthew Oh~