I decided today would be the day we made the barn to house the sheep we made the other day. I figured that we’re going to need a home for all the animals we’re going to make this month anyway, so it made sense to make the barn today rather than wait until the weekend.
We started with a standard cardboard box turned upside down:
Then I got the paint ready. (You could use whatever you want, such as markers, stickers, stamps, but paint is what The Younger wanted to use). I use an old veggie tray container from our grocery store to help keep the paints somewhat separated. It works great!
Then she got to work painting the side of her barn.
I had to use the cut out flap of the box to make the triangular-shaped roof. Otherwise, the two sides wouldn’t touch, and she was adamant that her barn needed a sloped roof. Alternately you could use construction paper, but I ran out…
Anyway, she had a great time playing in her barn! She used her Little People and the sheep we made last week, and she then decorated the front area with trees from our train set. She’s excited to do our pig tomorrow!