Fact or Fiction?!
Magical Mystery Tour
These places are almost too magical to be true—but are they? From feature film locations to destinations that look right out of science fiction, get ready to be wowed by these majestic places
what you’ll need
Cardboard box (shoebox, small Amazon box, etc)
Play Doh or sculpting clay
String or dental floss
Paint and brushes
Assorted other materials (think cotton balls, toothpicks, googly eyes, etc)
Animal or people figurines (optional)
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Are There Goblins in the Goblin Forest?
New Zealand is home to a lot of places that look too magical to be true, and this is one of them. Climb Mount Taranaki and enjoy the incredible sights of the Goblin Forest in this short tour. Any goblins here? You’ll find out.
The Place Where the Sun Never Sets
The Pink Lake of Senegal
Ever heard of a pink lake? It’s not fiction! The water in Lake Retba, in Senegal, appears pink from algae that grows in it. It’s the saltiest lake in the world—so salty that you can float in it! Meet the salt harvesters who work in Lake Retba, collecting 60,000 metric tons of salt per year.
Magical World Dioramas
Inspired by some of the too-cool-to-be-true places we’ve visited? Now it’s time to imagine your own. Design a place that incorporates elements of fantasy and reality—whatever that means to you. You might want to sketch your ideas on paper. Then build a three-dimensional diorama version using a cardboard box, paints, creature or people figurines, and any other supplies you can find. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started, but let your imagination take the lead.