Well, here’s yet another example of my 4-year-old having a mind of his own, taking a game I intended one way in another direction entirely – but loving every minute of it!
This time, we pulled out some papier mache craft boxes, which I thought would make adorable houses, and I encouraged Travis to draw windows and doors. But he said he just wanted to color them – the entrance was through the roof!
Pretty soon we populated our village – a rock with a smiley face, a stuffed turtle, and “Blocky the Block.” Pet rock friends would make great village residents, too.
The game got really fun when we poked a hole in each door with a tiny key, and he twisted the key in every door to let in his residents. He was busy with this for ages while I prepped dinner!
Eventually he did draw some doors, too, making great rectangles – great pen control practice!
Overall, these little boxes provided ages of great fun.
Have you tried making any of our craft houses? Which was your child’s favorite? Please share in the comments!