Last week my boys (with a little help from me) made this super sweet game.
If you wondered about this photo last week, this is the project we were working on.
Here's what we did...
Start with supplies: egg cartons (we used three) acrylic paints, brush, wool felt, glue, one-inch round wood beads for the heads, and random scraps of wood and a rubber washer to make the catapult...for the main board, we used a piece about 1x4 inches.
You will need scissors to cut the felt, and pens to create the faces. Also, if you choose to stitch up the gnome hats, you'll need thread and needle too (or they can simply be glued).
Hats get glued on next.
Then assemble the catapult...glue a small piece of wood about one half inch from one end, flip it over and glue the rubber washer about one half inch from the other end. (Sort of reminded me of the jump boards we made a year ago).
I love my boys' inventiveness of the rules...there are several different versions he came up with. His favorite goes like this...land your color gnome in the same color painted egg cup...you earn points, land in a different color, lose points. He assigned each cup a point value. Julen just has fun matching the gnomes to the correct colored cup. There is also a lot of pattern making going on...."red gnome, red gnome, blue gnome, green, red gnome, red gnome, blue...etc". Both are in agreement that sending the gnomes flying through the air is the best part of all...I think we'll have to make a second launcher.