I'll get directly to it today. Visitors are on their way and my abode needs an overhaul NOW-ish. I'm going for the "illusion" of clean. Wish me luck. Here's what the boy and I got up to yesterday!
Tutorial: Kids' Futuristic Construction Set
You will need:
- Cereal box
- Foam meat tray
- Egg carton
- Paper bag (or whatever paper you have on hand)
- Wooden skewers
- Pair of scissors
- Wax crayons
- Hole punch
- Assortment of round things to use as templates
- PVA glue
Take your cereal box, open it up and draw out a goodly amount of circles and rings using round things (bowls, cups) as templates. Trace them all with your Sharpie. Colour them in with the wax crayons. There are no rules here. Let your child go colouring-mad!
Cut out all the circles. Use a hole punch to punch out several holes in each piece.
With a paper bag (or whatever paper you happen to have around) and PVA glue, make paper beads by rolling your paper up into long tubes and cutting the resulting tubes into sections like so.
Cut the cups out of an egg carton.
Your little architect now has all the elements necessary to construct his buildings of tomorrow!
Go ahead my little one, build to your heart's content.
Look at him. He's happy. He's busy. This is the life.
We had fun with our simple construction set. I said we, yes. I'm not ashamed to admit that I played with it too. That's right. You're jealous, aren't you? Well... go on then. Make yourself a whole glorious set, and go to town creating some nifty, state-of-the-art edifices!
Alrighty, must clean now. You have a lovely day, and I'll see you again on Friday!