For the 80th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, we at CUTPL made the Emerald City as a display. I will walk you through what we did to make this magnificent city!
I will start by telling you how we did the Emerald City!
We used many different things to make our buildings and you are free to use whatever you would like. We made all sorts of buildings, so I will walk you through a couple of the ones we did and the supplies used.
Here are some basic supplies you will need:
-Paper towel rolls
-Toilet paper rolls
-Card board pieces (all shapes and sizes)
-Paint (green and gold)
-Glitter (green and gold)
-Jewels (green; all shapes and sizes)
-Glue (hot glue, mod podge and tacky glue)
We didn’t want all of our shapes to just be circular so we had a lot of different shaped buildings. We made some shapes from cutting cardboard pieces and hot gluing them together; like our triangle and pentagon buildings. Examples below.
After we had all of our building shapes, we started by painting them all green. Then we gave each building it’s own individual designs. Some had lots of glitter, some had lots of gold accent, others had both. After giving them their own personality, we used glossy mod podge to give them a shiny look.
The building above, is one of our personal favorites, is inspired by the Smurfit-Stone Building in Chicago.
Once we had all of our buildings painted and glittered, we started arranging them in order of how we wanted them displayed. To keep them all from falling down like dominoes, we hot glued them to a large flat cardboard piece painted green.
We added the emerald city gates to the front of the display, and added mini versions of the Wizard of Oz characters. We also filled the sides with poppies, and led our yellow brick road to the gates of the emerald city.
Above the Emerald City we had a rainbow. For our rainbow, we used a long circular tube, crepe paper streamers, a styrofoam piece and stuffing.
We begin by gluing the end of the crepe paper to the tube, and letting it hang. We did this with the six colors of the rainbow in crepe paper. We cut the styrofoam into the shape of a cloud and glued stuffing all over it. We connected the rainbow to the cloud and hung it from on of the shapes we have hanging from our ceiling. We connected the ends of the crepe paper to the top of our cork board.
The end product was amazing, and we hope this helped you with making your own Emerald City and Rainbow!