|Thank you to FAN POP:|
The steps we used in creating the cabin....
I dug out the old white board that has the unused chore chart one one side and happens to be magnetic as well. Handy little craft/school board to have, despite not using the chore chart portion. The Popsicle sticks were a bag I bought for a $1 at the Dollar Tree locally (They had been roaming around my future project drawer for several months).
The glue may have been a bit of an overkill... We used Gorilla brand wood glue. I liked the thickness and was easy for Bear to use just a dot on each corner. Those worried that your kiddos will go haywire and glue everything in sight, I discovered when she was tasked with such an important project like this she was very very precise with her dot of glue, much more so than I was.
I did the base and then let her loose with the rest.
For the trees we used a paper towel roll and construction paper in fallish colors. The tan from the roll lent it self very well to the color of wood. Bear cut out a shape I traced (I did clean it up a bit--curves are still harder to do) and then she used her school glue stick to glue the paper on to the roll. Bear doesn't have a lot of patience to sit and hold something until it dries so I used a clothes pin to hold it for a few minutes. Worked great!
The pilgrims were another fun craft from toilet paper rolls. They dwarf the cabin so this is not to scale. We used a toilet paper roll, construction paper and school glue sticks, sharpie pen, and a clothes pin again. Bear's one comment as she was putting on Pilgrim Patty's bonnet was, "She kind of looks like a chef Mommy...." *grin* yeah I guess she kind of does at that. I told Bear that back in the Pilgrim times the women prepared all the food so a chef hat was fine....
It was a fun craft week to work on together talking about pilgrims, what they came to the New World for, what kinds of things we thought they might have grown, and more.