We completed another of Michelle at Delightful Learning’s “Instant Challenges” yesterday. This time, Emily was able to convince her creative big sister, Katie (17), to help!
The challenge was to create a room for a mouse using the supplied materials (paper clips, cotton balls, paper cups, cloth, can, mailing labels, envelopes, rubber band, paper bag, and paper plate). The time limit was 5 minutes. The girls then had 2 minutes to explain their creation.
The girls worked surprisingly well together. I was ordered to leave the room, but I didn’t hear any squabbling and they ended up with a finished product, so they must have cooperated, right??
They went over the time limit a bit, finishing in about 7 minutes.
Here is the finished bedroom for a mouse:
Here are some views with the roof removed, showing the wardrobe (a disassembled envelope stabilized with a paper clip and mailing label), nightstand, and bed (paper cup with blankets and pillows made from the cotton ball and labels.) Pretty good for a 7 minute project!