Ok, picture this. Hubby and I are sitting at the dining room table enjoying a round of dominoes. In walks my grandson, Gavin, fresh off the school bus. This means that it is time for supper. I finish the cooking and we eat.
Afterward it's homework time. This is when I find out that the homework for the night is to make a science model. Due the next morning. I mean, I'm a grandmother. Do I look like I have science junk laying around? It's been a long time since I had to do this ...stuff!
So, internet time. We looked, and looked, and looked. Everything we found had to have things that I didn't have on hand. We couldn't go to town, no time or money.
Then, it hits me. The solution is right in front of me.
He just needed a model of anything. Why not dominoes made from cardboard?
Here's how we made them.
First, I dug out my cardboard stash.
I had Gavin open the boxes at the seams.
Next, I turned the boxes inside out and had Gavin glue the insides together. This was done because we needed the brown on both sides of the domino.
When dry, I had him cut down the fold in the middle to create 2 pieces.
The real dominoes measured 1" x 2". Using my paper cutter, I cut several 1x2 rectangles from the 2 pieces of glued cardboard.
I gave Gavin my junk mail and a hole punch, and had him punch away. This part he really liked doing. :)
I made a pattern for him to use for the middle line. I used a pencil and left tiny dots everywhere he needed to glue his punched holes. He did the rest.
They look good don't they? In fact, he made a 100, and his was one of a few that the teacher kept (for personal use). It doesn't get any better than that!
Enjoy your day, see you soon.