Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Thing #76--House of Cards

It's cold. It's raining (again!) All I wanted to do tonight was stay inside and do any activity that involved sitting in a chair, so I built a house of cards.

Card house-building is HARD! The first deck of cards I used were pretty old and floppy. I realized this activity works better with stiff cards. Once you get your first level to stay upright, it is very difficult to get a second level going. In the end I settled for a low-to-the ground, aerodynamic ranch house. As you can see, it has four wings, but not much else.

I was less than impressed with my attempts, but when Tony came in he oo'd and ah'd over it. We tried to collaborate on a more extensive model, but that didn't work either.

When it was time to disassemble the house, I pulled a card out of the middle, and the ends fell like dominoes.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter who is 6, and I tried to make one of these yesterday. They are ALOT harder to create than I expected. I would not have taken a picture of the shack we came up with, but your rocks! Way to go!