Wednesday, August 4, 2010

building ideas for kids

My boys love to build. Tinker toys, Lincoln logs, legos, couch cushions, you name it.

A few weeks ago, Twin B. found this book at the library, and we’ve been having a blast trying out different mediums for building. Jello cubes in ice cube trays (made with extra gelatin), looks like fun.

Sugar cube pyramids are another. We went to Jewel and found sugar cubes on clearance for a dollar a box, and stocked up. We now have one thousand sugar cubes—or at least we did before starting our construction projects.

The book recommends making a mortar out of equal parts flour, corn starch and water. I just mix it up into it looks nice and thick. Then, you build.

It’s that simple.

And the kids love it!

Cool building projects on a rainy day works for me. Check out more great ideas at We are that Family.


Anonymous said...

Do you have to have kids in order to make this awesome sugar cube pyramid? :)

Llama Momma said...

Absolutely not, Charity!! I think I had as much fun as the boys!!

ChosenRebel said...

I've said it once, I'll say it again: Next to my wife, you are the coolest mother on the planet!

Llama Momma said...

Aw, shucks...thanks, Chosen Rebel! That's always nice to hear. I try.

Elizabeth said...

WOW! Its look like you guys had a lot of fun. Nice!!

Jennifer said...

Well, I think I had as much fun as the boys!!

Myron Remington said...

Where were you when my boys were growing up?