Home is…A Cardboard Construction Project

Home is...Cardboard Construction Project

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Home is...Cardboard Construction Project
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Home is…A Cardboard Construction Project

We’ve got a great Cardboard Construction project that can be made with stuff you find around the house. Check it out!

Here we are at home again…boring! Or is it? If you start to think about home you might be surprised at what you discover!

The idea of home can be much more than bricks and mortar. The people we know? The things we do? Our triumphs and disasters? A walk? A tree? The snow that year? The taste of strawberry jam on toast in the morning? Home could be now, or the past, or future. It could be dreams or reality.

In this project we are going to build our idea of home, bringing emotion, memory and imagination together to create a structure that is truly us…

What you will need: A4 paper, pencil, Old cardboard boxes, other scrap brown card, pva glue, scissors, craft knife (optional with adult supervision)

What to do:

Step 1: Using the start Home is… make a list of things and places that you think of as home 

Step 2: Make a drawing of your home. This can be as realistic or not as you like, after all it is your idea!

Step 3: Use your drawing as a design to build your house from cardboard.

Here are a few useful tips: 

Use a small box, it will be easier to add detail to

You can use the lid of the box as support for your roof

Add details to your house. A wire a window frame an aerial a wall

Cut long strips of card and then cut them into bricks or tiles. You can glue these onto make the walls look realistic

You can add objects and people by creating mini-standies

Now get creative. Add things from your imagination! Maybe your house is in a tree or on the moon, or underground like a hobbit from Lord of the Rings! Maybe you have a zip line from your bedroom to a swimming pool or maybe your house is cobbled together like the burrow in Harry Potter.

Why not use the skills you have learnt to create other structures, a whole village or a forest.

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