Recycled Art Diorama: Humpty Dumpty Sat on A Wall Diorama (Mother Goose Day!)
I made this Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall Diorama for Mother Goose Day! Actually, Humpty Dumpty was not in the original Mother Goose tales, which are from 1695! To me and others, Mother Goose, to me, is kind of synonymous with nursery rhymes and there have been lots of different versions since then.
Here is some information I found about Humpty Dumpty and Mother Goose, but whatever the history, it's still a fun nursery.
I have some details and YouTube video on how I made it below.
Humpty Dumpty is attributed to Mother Goose on the Poetry Foundation website. Here is what they say about Mother Goose
Mother Goose Mother Goose is often cited as the author of hundreds of children’s stories that have been passed down through oral tradition and published over centuries. Various chants, songs, and even games have been attributed to her, but she is most recognized for her nursery rhymes, which have been familiar with readers of all generations. Her work is often published as Mother Goose Rhymes. Despite her celebrated place in children’s literature, the exact identity and origin of Mother Goose herself is still unknown. Some believe that the original Mother Goose was a real woman who lived in Boston during the later half of the 17th century.
Here is what wikipedia says about Humpty Dumpty:
Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world. He is typically portrayed as an anthropomorphic egg, though he is not explicitly described as such. The first recorded versions of the rhyme date from late eighteenth-century England and the tune from 1870 in James William Elliott's National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs. Its origins are obscure, and several theories have been advanced to suggest original meanings.
The character of Humpty Dumpty was popularised in the United States by actor George L. Fox (1825–1877). As a character and literary allusion, he has appeared or been referred to in many works of literature and popular culture, particularly English author Lewis Carroll's 1871 book Through the Looking-Glass, in which he was described as an egg. The rhyme is listed in the Roud Folk Song Index as No. 13026.
History of Mother Goose Day
Charles Perrault is believed to be the initiator of the fairy tale genre when he published his fairy tale collection in 1695. His publication marks the first authenticated starting point for the Mother Goose stories. An English version of Perrault’s collection appeared in 1729: Robert Samber’s Histories or Tales of Past Times, Told by Mother Goose. These fairy tales introduced Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Cinderella and others. Mother Goose’s Melody – A book of poems for children was published in 1781 and has been enjoyed by billions since then.
Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature. For more information on National Mother Goose Day visit The Official Home of the Mother Goose Society.
Here is what I used:
- Carboard box
- Red/brown paint (brick color)
- White out for grout in bricks (I didn't have white pain)
- Egg shell
- Candy eyes
- Sharpie (to draw the face)
- Scissors to make a hole for Humpty Dumpty to sit in.
- Little piece of cardboard for Humpty Dumpty's leggs.
- Little piece of felt for his bowtie
- Hot glue gun to put it together
Here are some pics of while I was doing it -- after painting the box and adding eyes to the egg.
I made a YouTube video while I was doing it. Not the best camera work, sorry! I didn't realize while I was doing it that the camera wasn’t really showing what I was doing. 😀 I’m still learning.
Here he is! It only took me 10-15 min. and it was fun!
Give it a try! We are good at this!