Make something inspired by your favorite childhood game.
The Mantis Sibs Play Super Mario Bros.
To be honest, I wasn't too into games when I was a kid. I had a lot of hobbies and just liked being outside. I did like to play tag, but couldn't think how to turn that into an art project. Just last week, however, speaking with friends and former colleagues, the topic of video games came up and I mentioned how I wished they'd bring back the original NES with all of its games already loaded. With fond memories of the old NES in mind, I created this scene whence mantid siblings, who ordinarily would eat each other, take a break from siblicide to play a nice video game, circa 1987.
Materials: A wood cardholder (bookcase), paper printouts (TV & other props), a tiny terracotta pot with paper plant, a real potted plant, a beaded wire mantis I bought on Etsy, the mantispid (pretend it's a mantis!) I made on the first day of this challenge, a box lid for the background, colored pencils, tape, glue, string.
All while making this, the following dialogue played out in my mind: