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Styrofoam Building Blocks

Here's a childrens craft idea where the kids get to make their own building blocks.  Kids love creating and playing with the different shapes in this set of building blocks. In this activity kids can make their own building blocks.

 

Finally, an activity that uses all those
meat trays you've been saving!

Supplies

Styrofoam
Cardboard or heavy paper
pen
scissors
drinking glass or jar lid
ruler

Instructions

Make a pattern for each of the three types of building blocks using the cardboard. Have the children trace around the drinking glass or jar lid to draw a circle on the cardboard. With the ruler, measure the width of the circle. Use the circle width as the length for the square and triangle building blocks.

        

 

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Cut out each of the patterns, and trace them onto the styrofoam. Depending on the size of your styrofoam, it should be possible to get 4 or more blocks out of each tray.

Have the children cut out the blocks. Make a slot on each side of the block (and 4 on the circle). The slot should be just a bit wider than the thickness of your styrofoam and about 1/4 inch or 1 cm long.

You will need at least 15 blocks to make some interesting structures.  This kids activity can keep the children busy building structures for hours.

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Let us know if your kids have fun creating their own set of building blocks.

 

 

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