Friday, October 3, 2008
A Model Colosseum
"To introduce the Romans,
that's what I'm here to do.
So it really makes me happy
to build a model for YOU...
of the ROMAN COLOSSEUM!"
(Can you tell we've been watching the Muppet Show lately?!?)
This model can be downloaded from Canon Creative Park.
Mom: "Never again!"
Next time I will pick a much easier/simpler model to build. See the levels inside? Each level consists of 4 strips that need to be curved and a seemingly infinite number of tiny triangular tabs to fold...We are studying Ancient Rome and so I thought this would be fun...but very complicated for small hands (and big hands, too).
I don't want to turn you off from Creative Park, though, they have dozens and dozens of models to choose from and they vary in difficulty (I wish they gave a difficulty rating:-). Everything from architectural models like this one to science models, like a sundial and a globe that you can open to see the layers of the the earth's crust. Next time I'll just take a closer look at the pieces and the instructions before I actually print it out.