FOUR SEASONS AT MY HOUSE – Texture, Form, Space

Over 4 – 40 minute sessions students construct a model that includes a house in a setting that changes from one season to another to demonstrate their understanding of the 4 seasons experienced in Canada.

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FOUR SEASONS AT MY HOUSE – Texture, Form, Space


  • Crayola Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Modeling Clay
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Acrylic Paint - white
  • Crayola Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Markers
  • Cardstock Paper - 5 cm x 8 cm (1.75" x 3") - 4 - 6 pieces per student
  • Small Branches
  • Corrugated Box Cardboard - 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm (12" x 12") - 1 piece per student
  • 2L Milk Carton - 1 per student
  • Rulers


Step 1
  1. Clean the inside of the milk carton to remove any milk.
  2. Completely cover the carton with white acrylic paint.
  3. Set it aside to dry.
  4. Once it is dry paint it to make your house.
  5. You may want to use small pieces of sponge to create texture.
Step 2
  1. Use a 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm piece of corrugated box cardboard to make the base.
  2. Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other to make an 'X' on the cardboard.
  3. Paint each section to match a season.
  4. Make sure the seasons rotate counter clockwise from summer, to fall, to winter to spring.
  5. IMPORTANT: Paint the back of the cardboard with one solid colour to prevent the cardboard from warping.
  6. Set the cardboard aside to dry.
Step 3
  1. Use 5 cm x 8 cm pieces of cardstock paper to draw pictures of people dressed for the season they will be placed in - one for each season.
  2. Colour the drawings with marker.
  3. Glue small tabs on the bottom of each figure.
  4. Add trees to the setting using small branches pushed into modeling clay.
Step 4
  1. Glue the small drawings into their spaces.
  2. Push small branches into modeling clay to make trees.
  3. Make sure the modeling clay is smoothed onto the cardboard so it sticks firmly.
  4. Press small pieces of modeling clay onto the branches to make leaves.
Illustrated Crayon Character