- 6-8 YEAR OLDS
Build a House with Bostik!
What you will need
- Bostik Blu Stik
- Bostik Fine and Wide Clear Glue
- Bostik Glitter Glue
- Printed template
- A4 Backing Card
- Coloured Markers/Pencils
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Scissors Metal Ruler
Step 1: PREPARE YOUR CRAFT
Print the template, put your art smock on and find a clean surface to work on. Make sure you have everything you need.
Step 2: CUT OUT TEMPLATES
Use the Blu Stik to glue the templates to your chosen A4 coloured card. Ask a parent to cut out each element with the craft knife and metal ruler. All the small dashed lines then need scoring with the back (blunt side) of the craft knife. Do NOT score the large dashed lines around the windows. HINT: You can also use scissors.
Step 3 : Making the Windows – INSIDE
The template side of the first side should be facing up. Apply the Blu Stik from the edge of the window to the large dashed line. First stick on the curtains, then stick on the square window cross. Repeat for the second side window and the window on the front of the house.
Step 4 : Making the Windows – OUTSIDE
Turn the first side over so the template is facing down. Apply the Blu Stik glue to the template side of the window frame, centre it to the hole and stick it down, then glue the shades over the top of the window. Glue should only be placed on the thin strip above the dashed line. Repeat for the second side of the house, the shade above the front door and front door inset.
Step 5 : Making the House – CONSTRUCTION
Line up the house elements. Left to right: Second side, back, first side and then the front. Apply the Fine and Wide glue to the tab at the side of the Front. Stick the first side on top of the tab. Repeat for the remaining 3 panels. Decorate with Glitter Glue and the coloured markers. Leave to dry.
Step 6 - Making the House – CONSTRUCTION
Apply the Fine and Wide glue to the second side tab and stick it to the inside of the front. Lay the roof, template side up flat on the table. Apply the Fine and Wide glue to long edges of the roof. Turn the house upside down and stick it down carefully to the roof.
Step 7: PLAY
Wait for the glue to dry, then play!
Goes on blue, dries clear
Ideal for arts and crafts