Art Roll Structures4 and up: 45 Minutes: Learning - Problem Solving
Art Roll Structure Builders
Children love building with a variety of construction tools. This activity takes DIY construction projects to a whole new level by having children create their own unique building blocks with craft rolls!
Set Up ideas
Set the space by providing craft rolls, scissors and a collection of materials to decorate the craft rolls. Some suggestions include paint, markers, crayons, washi tape and self-adhesive gems.
Let’s Get Started
Depending on their developmental abilities, you may need to assist the children as they cut their craft rolls. Encourage children to be creative in their decorating to create one-of-a-kind structures.
While the emphasis of this activity is solving the problem of how to create a towering structure with these various pieces, you may ask children about their constructions and why they chose the decorative materials that they did. Ask about what their creations represent and you’re likely to hear some delightful stories from their imaginations!
Tips and Tricks
For children studying patterns, sorting, lengths or sequencing, another
option would be to create 4 difference colors and lengths of the tubes. You might even consider creating sample cards using the lengths and colors of the tubes for the children to recreate.
Follow up Activity
Tap into children’s imaginations by having them draw their tower creations and tell you their stories. They may wish to add other scenery or people into their drawings.
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