This activity invites learners to plan, design and build a scale model of their own eco-friendly house or living space. It is particularly suitable after watching the ‘Daisy Discovers Butterflies’ and ‘Daisy Discovers Sharing’ videos, and as a follow‑up activity after completing the ‘Create a Food Map’ activity as the recycled materials can be used as model-making materials.
The activity encourages critical thinking, innovation, imaginative thinking and collaboration (if done as a group) and has further possibilities to incorporate precise measuring and scaling down.
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- Building Materials (outdoor objects, cardboard, recycled packaging)
- Colours and Paints (optional)
- Consume a Little Less
Area of Learning and Experience
- Science and Technology
- Expressive Arts
- Maths and Numeracy
Sandra Gustafsson is a Cardiff-based theatre designer and workshop facilitator. Since moving to Wales in 2016 to pursue a Masters at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sandra has found a passion for educational projects and participatory arts. As a result, she has worked as a Creative Practitioner in a number of Primary and Secondary schools across South Wales as part of Arts Council of Wales’ Lead Creative Schools scheme. In addition, Sandra has recently collaborated with Wales Millennium Centre and Sparc Valleys Kids as part of the ‘Together Stronger’ partnership to deliver creative workshops for young people in community settings. Sandra is particularly intrigued by finding new purposes for recycled materials and found objects through creative projects.