Mystery box building
This project is similar to other building projects we have done with small parts however this time we used larger materials and I allowed my boy to use the hot glue gun on his own, which he totally loved!
I placed a random selection of building materials in a box and challenged my 5yr old to build something, if you used every item in the box he got a little prize! He was also allowed to use scissors, tape and hot glue to assemble his creation.
MATERIALS: Think items from the recycling like toilet rolls, egg cartons, bottle tops and cardboard boxes. Items from the craft cupboard like paddle pop sticks, pom poms or fabric. items from around the house like old/broken toys, bull dog clips, corks and elastic bands. natural materials like pine cones or sticks. Really pretty much anything you have to hand!
DIRECTIONS: Put everything in a box and hen get building! I allowed my 5yr old to use the hot glue gun which he managed really well and was so proud of himself. We have a low temperature glue gun so it's not crazy hot if it gets on your fingers.
Here are a few of his recent creations, this one is a rocket launcher.
And this one is a coffee machine!
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