Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pueblo

It's that time again.

Time for School projects!

Wesley already completed a lovely poster about Vermont...



For his next project, he had to create an Indian dwelling.
Originally, he had his heart set on the Cliff-Dwelling Indians...


But that was a little more than we could handle...


So, next we suggested he build a pueblo:

Pueblo de Taos

After we convinced him it wasn't pronounced "pew-blow" he got on board :)

Brad remembered that his mom and sister built a pueblo out of floral foam so off to the craft store he went :)

This is the first stage:


While Brad prepared the outter coating for the foam, Wesley constructed the ladders:



I was so proud to watch him taking his time and being SO precise!


Brad painted the pueblo with his airbrush to create a nice, even coat... Here you can see Wesley happily supervising :)



I helped him coat the base with sand (from his sandbox!) and we added a sign to the front of the building.


 
I'd say it turned out well. What do you think?


The final step was to get Wesley prepared for his presentation.
 
After a few practice runs, I recorded this:
 
video
 

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I remember that pueblo...it was so cool! (I didn't remember that we made it out of floral foam though). I had to make another Native American home that looked like a dome that we covered with birch bark...just for future knowledge. ;)