Help your kids create their own miniature city with block buildings that look just like the ones in your town.
What You'll Need:
- 2x2-inch and 2x3-inch wood boards
- Blunt scissors
- Wood glue
- Paper towel tubes
How to Make Block Buildings:
Step 1: Help kids saw all the wood pieces. Make sure you sand the wood smooth. To make a house or store, saw a 2-inch piece from a 2x2-inch board.
Step 2: Draw windows, doors, and shingles on the wood.
Step 3: Cut a roof piece from cardboard and glue it to the wood.
To make a tall building, saw a 6-inch piece from a 2x2-inch board and an 8-inch piece from a 2x3-inch board. Stand them up and draw on the windows of a bank or the balconies of an apartment.
To make a barn, cut a 5-inch piece from a 2x3-inch board. Decorate it with markers. Place the wood piece on its side and add a cardboard roof and a paper towel tube silo.
Time to move on to an interior carpentry project. Show your kids how to make wood craft play furniture in the next section.