Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Easy Colosseum Project For Kids

Roman Project - The Colosseum (easy ideas for kids)

Well, the teacher assigned a Roman project for my no 1 this term and Mikail decided that he wants to do the Colosseum.. Goodness.. we wouldn't have the time nor energy to do the sugar cubes, styrofoam or wooden blocks ones.. so the easiset would of course be from cardboard. But, I feel like painting the cardboard light brown would then take a longer time so I suggested we buy the large thick paper that are light brown from the art store. 

Roman project for kids ideas : The Colosseum

While at the art store, I spotted some sand and hmm.. thought it would be cool to have the base of the colosseum covered in sand. So, we grabbed that too. We used two large paper glued together, added about 1cm tab at the sides so that we can glue the two papers easier to make the elliptical shape and also a 1cm tab at the bottom (cut vertically at intervals) so that we can glue that to the white base. I feel that if we were to use normal cardboard, getting the shape will be much harder but the structure will of course be more sturdy (cos ours were blowing sideways wen facing strong wind - so scared that it will crash!)

I drew the arches on a piece of paper and then asked Mikail to trace in on the paper, cutting the arches out was my job. I felt that it seemed a bit "bare" and since we read that the first three levels of the Colosseum has different types of columns (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) I asked Mikail if he wants to print out the columns and paste it besides the arches cut outs and he said yes.

Colosseum project ideas

The hypogeum were basically strips of card boards glued on top of the base and the arena is a semicircle card board which we then glued the brown paper on top of it and the whole thing is resting on the hypogeum card board strips (glued of course).

Colosseum - easy ideas for kids

Found some animals in our toy chest and just added those in. The arena looked empty, so we printed some gladiator pictures and put that in as well and there we have it :)