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!
Cardboard or heavy paper
drinking glass or jar lid
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
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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
You will need at least 15 blocks to make some interesting structures.
This kids activity can keep the children busy building structures for
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Let us know if your kids have fun
creating their own set of building blocks.
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