Imagine a Magnificent Building

Imagine a Magnificent Building craft

Design a building with it's very own fountain! Make a realistic replica of a stately government building with steps and statues or your own dream structure with terraces and towering columns.

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    Visit government buildings in your area. How is the architecture different from other buildings? Often there are statues, fountains, gates, frescos, or plaques honoring famous people. This is how we made our building—yours may look entirely different!

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    Prepare the grounds. Use Crayola® School Glue to attach green construction paper to cardboard. Air-dry the base.

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    Design a building. Use Crayola Scissors to cut construction paper to cover boxes. Draw and color doors and trim with Crayola Twistables. To make porches, steps, sidewalks, and terraces, place construction paper on a textured surface. Rub Twistables over the paper to create a brick or stone-like design. Accordion-fold paper to form steps. Glue everything together. Air-dry the structure.

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    Add columns and frescoes. To make columns, fold rectangles of paper and glue the open edges. Or use Crayola Washable Markers to color recycled cardboard rolls. Glue columns on each side of the doors. Cut a paper triangle to span the columns. Design a colo

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    Plant landscaping. Create rows of bright flower beds, thick bushes, and tall trees on paper with Twistables. Cut around the plants, leaving extra space on the bottom for tabs. Fold tabs and glue plants around the building.

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    Erect a fountain. Shape a water fountain with Crayola Model Magic. To make gray, knead in color from a washable marker. Air-dry the fountain overnight. Glue it in front of your building. To make imitation water, cut thin strips of clear plastic wrap. Drap

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    Imhotep, the earliest known architect, wrote his name on every building he designed for kings. Why not write your name in big, bold letters on a wall, just as Imhotep did?