Ideas & Inspiration for Coraline

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When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.  But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

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About the suggested projects:

I’m used to finding everything on the internet, but for this task, I simply could not find existing projects that matched the ideas in my head!  I think playing around with some of the crucial items in Coraline – buttons, thread, keys, marbles, stones – and seeing what you can come up with would be fun.  I’m personally drawn to felt, buttons, and thread with this project, and I would suggest a basic feltie-type sewing project.  And encourage your teens to think creepy!  Of course, any and all other artistic styles are welcome too.