Know what I love to do on days when it’s too cold or wet to go outside? Build stuff!!
This fun geodesic dome was built using rolled up newspaper to form rods — SO frugal! I basically followed the tutorial here, but made one important adjustment. Rather than using staples at the joints, I punched holes with a hole puncher on each end of the newspaper rod, then threaded a pipe cleaner through the holes. I twisted the pipe cleaner, which kept everything in place AND made our newspaper rods re-usable!! I made the first dome structure, then set the girls loose to build whatever they wanted.
The girls loved building, taking things apart, and then re-building different structures all afternoon…right up until dinner time!
Here’s another structure they built — a “rocket ship”! They loved decorating their play structures with markers. So fun!!
Clara’s little scribbles always make me smile!!
This was such a fun (and very frugal) way to bring geometry and engineering to life — all through play!