Tiny WPA

Desks and Chairs for Kids!

Tiny WPA

There is an organization called Tiny WPA based in Philadelphia. It was named after the Works Progress Administration – which is an interesting US government project from back in 1935. Anyway, Tiny WPA is a youth-led community design improvement program. We want to give them KUDOS for doing great work! Tiny WPA has been working

card houses

Got Some Time? Build a Playing Card House

card houses

Design and build something really great with some playing cards that you have at home. Perhaps your family has some old decks that are missing one card – crummy cards that no one ever plays card games with any more. Those are perfect for this project. Or perhaps someone you know works at a casino

pipe cleaners and straws for building project for kids from archKIDecture

Straws and Pipe Cleaner Structures!

pipe cleaners and straws for building project for kids from archKIDecture

If you have some straws and some pipe cleaners you can make some interesting structures. In fact you can make them and unmake them. Start with three straw and three pipe cleaners. Attach them to make a triangle. Once you make a triangle, you can make more connected triangles. I always cut the pipe cleaners

Center for Architecture project

Architecture Stuff To Do at Home

Center for Architecture project

Are you bored? Do you need to find some fun stuff to do? You can get some ideas from The Center for Architecture in New York. The folks there have organized a bunch of activities for kids to do at home. They have a storefront in New York City, but since stores aren’t open now,

Walking in Barcelona square photo of Gaudi church

Walking in Barcelona

Walking in Barcelona square photo of Gaudi church

The Spanish city, Barcelona, is famous it’s architecture. The city is the home of the work of Antonio Gaudi, the man who we always like to quote as saying. “I hope that in the future all buildings will be soft and furry.” The man never met a corner he liked, so his buildings were filled

mushrooms used for construction

Mushroom Rooms

mushrooms used for construction

Mushrooms. We usually think of them as food. Ya know, we have sliced mushrooms on pizza, we sometimes make rice with veggies, including mushrooms. Apparently, mushrooms can also be used to make ROOMS. Mushrooms, also called mycelium, grow everywhere and have lots of great qualities, including acting like glue. So, if mycelium is mixed with

black and white drawing of furniture

Try Drawing at Home

black and white drawing of furniture

You know when you just cannot think of anything to draw? That feeling of having white paper just staring up at you, begging for something and you are absolutely empty of ideas? You can always open your eyes and draw your space. That could be the room where you sleep, the place you eat, or