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Assignment: A Creative Maker's Project to Build a Town

Girl with model town Welcome to the Town of Erickson! This creative project made by the Erickson family uses simple materials and a lot of creativity.


First-grader Kyleigh Erickson, pictured with the town, made the castle. Her mom and dad made the cafe and her sister Sophia made an animal hospital for all the animals. Each day they are going to add a new part to the town.


If you want to try this with your family, here's what they started with:


Supplies needed:

  • glue sticks
  • markers
  • paper
  • stickers
  • scissors
  • paper bags
  • popsicle sticks
  • hot glue gun
  • foam