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How Kids Use Paper Models Examples And Notes

Here are examples of kids, 4  years old and up staying entertained by making paper models.

Kids really get involved when given a paper model. If more than one is available, they go from one to the next without missing a breath.

And parents and grandparents enjoy these modeling sessions also.

Baby Sitting Example

The images below show a 4 and 6 year old proudly working on their own models. They were given the models by an uncle who wanted to keep them busy.

They, with another 3 year old, were visiting their grandparents who finally needed a break. These two were scooted across the street to visit me.

I gave them models designed for their age groups – simple with coloring book type drawings on the sides.

They spent a couple hours entertaining themselves. The kids just loved the time.

They loved the time so much that they showed up three more afternoons. (Or the grandparents sent them because they enjoyed their time.) And modeled and colored and modeled and colored much more.

6 year old showing carton model she madekids making papercraft modelsBrother and Sister playing peacefully making paper concentrating on models.


Event Occupier Example

And here are images of families at a train show keeping kids occupied at a free carton models table.

The kids and their mothers are not always interested in spending a lot of time in the demonstration hall.   This event organizer recognizes that and sets up tables where families can sit together and make carton models.

While most Mom’s sat with the kids and made the models together, some Mom’s made their own models.

Tables like this fit well at any activity – inside or out.

One group puts out tables at a riverside restaurant.  It draws families and results in food sales.

family activity at train show event

Summer Camp

And here are images of kids making dioramas at a summer camp. They had a great time and I a greater time teaching and helping them.

The group is made up of fourth graders.  If you look closely, you will see that they are making small farm dioramas.  The creativity exercised was impressive.

When they left on the buses to go home, every fourth grader hand carried his/her creation.  When they left the bus, it was so much fun to watch them holding them up for their parents to see.  Some parents were somewhat taken aback.


making models at camp

In short, carton models are great for keeping kids entertained and busy.

You can get regular carton modes and coloring book type carton models and a free sample by going to this link.

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