I’m writing about a monumental undertaking today.
The photo above is one of 4 pictures of a Castle.
It was assigned as part of a 7th grade Social Studies project.
Keep in mind one thing: I am a Word person. I write. I create
I construct stories, not buildings….
Now, originally when I heard about this assignment (which was given a month long timeline) I did have high hopes for whipping up a whole bunch of chocolate cake and using that for the assembly components (Don’t laugh! I bake from scratch; and the cake and butter cream frosting I make ROCKS!).
However, it didn’t take long to realize that might not be such a brilliant plan!
Then, I juggled the idea of using rice cereal (for easier molding purposes).
Finally, I knew I was over my head and passed this thing onto Dad…and let him work out the details (which he did!).
Incidentally, there were bonus points available; for being able to have the drawbridge open and close. They succeeded.
As for my part? I made the homemade play dough (which was used for Rocks around the base of the Castle walls), the moat and the tops of the walls. I also helped them gather the supplies to put this masterpiece together.
I’m posting photos because it turned out so well (and earned him an A+) and there aren’t a lot of photos of Castles out there to get ideas of.
Happy Castle Building!!