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Small parts wooden kids sculptures by Mini Mad Things

We have gradually built up a large collection of small parts to use in our crafts. This project was totally instigated by my boy, he collected a lots of wooden small parts from our craft cupboard and began to build these cool city sculptures. Once the glue had dried, the next day we painted them. I think they look like crazy worlds from Dr Seuss!

We love working with small parts as it is so completely open ended, your creations can be what every your imagination allows!

If you love this project but don't have the materials, check out our fun kids CRAFTS KITS, our MEGA LOOSE PARTS CONSTRUCTION CRAFT BOX includes all the materials you need to make these WOODEN SCULPTURES plus lots of other fun crafts.


  • A wooden board to make the base
  • A selection of wooden blocks, beads, cotton reels and corks
  • Wooden paddle pop sticks and dowels
  • Natural elements like gum nuts or pine cones
  • PVA glue
  • Paint


Set out all your materials and then start gluing. You could build a city, a house or maybe an imaginary playground! Once the glue has dried you can paint your creation.

Small parts wooden kids sculptures by Mini Mad Things

open ended small parts children's craft

painted wooden small parts sculpture

Small parts wooden sculpture craft project for kids

Since making these first city sculptures we have done this project many times, here are a few more of our creations.

Imaginary playground made from wooden small parts

House made from wooden small parts


CRAFT KITS to make at home

If you love this fun project by MINI MAD THINGS but don't have the materials to make it, check out our cool kids CRAFT KITS. With our LOOSE PARTS CONSTRUCTION CRAFT KIT you can make these CITY SCULPTURES plus lots of other fun construction crafts.

Our MINI MAD CRAFT kits are choc full of crafty fun ready for you to get creative at home. The kits are designed to inspire open-ended creativity. With our range of beautiful, engaging materials, you can either follow our craft tutorials or create your own fun projects.

Pictured below is the MEGA LOOSE PARTS CONSTRUCTION craft kit.


Tinker tray loose parts open-ended craft kit for kids


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