Build an Architectural School Model
Architects help to design the modern world around us. Get back into school with an exciting architecture exploration! Your child can research, draw, and build his own school out of reused cardboard and plastic products, with a little bit of paint added for decoration.
This activity will encourage your child to practice math skills such as measuring, spatial awareness, adding and subtracting, and geometry while learning about basic architecture concepts such as form and function. Create small scale models or build as big as you can to transform plain paper and boxes into school-inspired architectural marvels!
What You Need:
- Cardboard boxes (The type used will vary based on size desired. Try shoe, cereal, or cracker boxes for smaller buildings, and moving boxes for larger constructions. Additionally, your child may want a selection of different sized boxes to add specific structures)
- Sturdy tape
- Cardboard tubes (reused from paper towel rolls)
- Reused washed plastic bottles
- Tempera paints and brushes
- Construction or drawing paper