Haunted House Blueprint
Architecture is a great way to learn about mathematical concepts such as number relations, measuring, and even geometry. Introduce these and many other, architectural concepts to your child with this holiday themed art activity! Map out a spooky haunted house by creating a blueprint for one with your child.
What You Need:
- White drawing or construction paper
- Blue colored pencil
What You Do:
- Help your child to come up with an overall design concept for her haunted house and talk about what the different components of the house will be. Where will the front door be? Are there windows?
- Ask your child to use the ruler, compass, protractor, or any other measuring instrument to draft a blueprint of her idea onto the drawing paper using a blue pencil. The drawing can be an interior or exterior view from the front, side, back, or top. Make sure that she uses a straight edge to make precise lines, and select a specific scale (such as one foot equals one inch) for the project.
For added fun help your child to turn her imaginative architectural idea into a three dimensional creation. Use cardboard boxes, tape, glue, and paper to make a sculptural model of the haunted house blue print plan.