We had a pattern for a Barbie doll house made from foam board and fabric which we made earlier. My daughter wanted a barn to house all her little horses. Using the basic idea from the doll house pattern, we cut foam board, Popsicle sticks and glued fabric to make a barn. Some might think this was just a craft project, but to me all the craft projects we had done were educational. Measuring, cutting, gluing, what works, what doesn't is all educational to me. We had a good time doing this project and she had several good years playing with it. Below is the finished project which I found in my closet the other day.
|Front of the barn. Ribbon was used to outline the door and window.|
|Back of barn, complete with quilts on a clothesline.|
|I was surprised when I opened it up and saw all the little animals and accessories still in it, ready for play.|
|The inside, complete with stalls, shelving and a ladder to the loft. Another quilt was hung to brighten up the barn.|
|The front of the barn becomes a grassy area with a path, pond and bushes.|
|The animals that were in the barn. Also there were saddles, corrals, jumps (for those jumper horses), brushes, apples and much more.|
|Ten horses to fill the stalls, eat the apples, walk the path and wade in the pond.|