It's a house that also has a poem incorporated with it.
" My House
Is warm and snug
full of people I love
and a DOOR
to shut out the
(I think I was a little stressed at the time)
The kids had a great time making them and it was fairly easy to execute.
- piece of wood 5 inches high, I used 1 1/2 X 3 1/2 timber ( or 2 by 4's)
- acrylic paint
- wax paper
- white paper, colored paper
- pencil crayons, fine sharpies
- tacky glue
- thin cardboard or chipboard
- Mod podge
- a poem printed out in computer text or hand written
You get 19 houses for each 8' timber.
We wrote their names on the bottom in sharpie.
The kids tended to paint the front first and then we set them upright and turned the wax paper so they could reach all the sides.
You want a little overhang at the sides.
For the Grade 3's I made up a sheet of windows for them.
This way they could do their drawings and then cut out the windows.
The top windows were 1"x1"
- the big front window was 1.5"x1.5"
- we had a back window that was 2" by 2.25"
- and 2 side windows that were 1" X 1.5"
For the roof cut little shingle shapes out of colored paper and glue into place starting with the top row. Stagger each row so it looks like real shingles. The kids also drew in some of the shingles with a white gel pen to mix it up a bit. Attach roof to the house with tacky glue. You want the back of the roof flush to the back of the house giving you a nice overhang in the front.Print out or nicely hand write your poem. Cut out sections and glue into place on the house. Finally Mod Podge the whole thing for a nice shiny finish. If the windows wrinkle a bit don't worry everything will flatten out as the Mod Podge dries.
That's it. The grade 3's wrote a short sentence starting with "My House at Christmas....."
I can envision a nice Valentine themed house.
See you soon.