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Any TOP TIPS on how to make a TUDOR HOUSE (for 6yr old ds in Y2)??

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Majeika Thu 23-Oct-08 21:49:48

please..........at least we have half term to do it in but we want it to be brilliant as it is a family project grin <ie dh will make it!>

mrsmaidamess Thu 23-Oct-08 21:50:42

Use an old washing powder box. Cover in white paper/paint. Stick on black beams and fashion a roof from cardboard.

Yorkiegirl Thu 23-Oct-08 21:51:03

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mrsmaidamess Thu 23-Oct-08 21:52:14

They are white with black beams, non?

choccyp1g Thu 23-Oct-08 21:53:32

DS did it in YR1 at school.
Take a medium sized box.
Turn it inside out and stick back together, to cover up the printing on the outside.
Paint it white.
Get some art straws- paint them black
Stick them on for beams.
Paint some black criss-cross windows
Stick on brown paper door.
Paint a piece of corrugated cardboard brown/ yellow for thatched roof.

sleepycatonabroomstick Thu 23-Oct-08 21:54:22

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Marina Thu 23-Oct-08 21:54:23

I'd go for a shoebox with a light covering of bumpy papier mache adorned with black lolly sticks (as this is dh's job)

elsiepiddock Thu 23-Oct-08 21:54:58

To be really authentic they would be yellow with black beams grin

mabanana Thu 23-Oct-08 21:55:50

god, this is crap homework.

mrsmaidamess Thu 23-Oct-08 21:57:19

I love making stuff like that!

choccyp1g Thu 23-Oct-08 21:58:09

If I were to improve on DS school's design, I'd flatten out the opened top of the box, and stick it to a base. Then you can do agarden, or street scene as well.
DS class did all different sized boxes, then lined them up to make "Pudding Lane" as in Great Fire of London.

Skramble Thu 23-Oct-08 22:06:49

Some examples

Skramble Thu 23-Oct-08 22:07:33

cheat!!!

snorkle Fri 24-Oct-08 10:12:27

you could add one of those stick out loo garderobe things for a posher sort of house?

Look at some of the buildings in the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum for inspiration (some are the right era, & you could maybe model your model on a real house). Visit them at Singleton if you're close enough or peruse the website - they have some kits as well as I recall.

Majeika Sat 25-Oct-08 23:16:25

ooh thanks everyone

would have come back but my computer has blocked Mumsnet as being a malicious website...................

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