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

foster and partners big time architecture firm has some ideas of things for kids

Architecture Projects for Kids from Foster + Partners

foster and partners big time architecture firm has some ideas of things for kids

Foster + Partners is one of the world famous architecture firms that designs buildings all over the globe. One of the very well-known buildings by Foster + Partners is located in London. This building has the strange name of “The Gherkin”, which translated into American English is “The Pickle.” We like it very much because

Froebel Toys

Freddy Froebel’s Fun

Froebel Toys

Ok, his name was Friedrich Froebel, not Freddy, but perhaps he was Freddy to his friends. He did seem to like to make fun for children. He is credited for having invented the first Kindergarten and for designing many toys for children based on geometric shapes, natural materials and fine craftmanship. His toys were called

archkidecture workship DRAW IT!

DRAW IT! archKIDecture workshop

archkidecture workship DRAW IT!

this workshop offers an opportunity to draw something over and over but with a twist. we think you will have fun taking an ordinary object and drawing it over and over again…. workshop details: for folks ages 7-102 | approximately 12 minutes | create a drawing project based on an object in your house |