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Shine a beacon on lighthouses! Explore Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, or other legendary lighthouses. Then make your own awesome lighthouse!
The first lighthouse in North America was on Little Brewster Island in the outer harbor of Boston. First lit in 1716, it was followed by construction of the second oldest lighthouse in the continent, on Cape Breton island in 1734. This Canadian lighthouse, modeled after the lighthouse of Les Baleines built off La Rochelle in 1682, was the first of the nearly 400 Canadian lighthouses.
One of Canada's most notable and beautiful lighthouses is located at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. Established in 1868, this lighthouse marks the point of St. Margaret's Bay (Peggy is the nickname for Margaret). The lighthouse is situated on a bed of granite boulders. It is the site of North America's only post office/lighthouse.
To make a model of the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, look at pictures of this famous landmark. You will see that the boulders leading to the lighthouse are enormous and beautiful. The rocks are as much a part of the scene as the lighthouse itself.
Make a collection of various-size boulders with Crayola® Model Magic®. Press the boulders together to form a large base. Flatten a section at one end with your fingers to create a platform for your lighthouse. Dry at least 24 hours.
Cover your art area with recycled newspaper. Paint the granite boulders with Crayola Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes. Dry.
Use a recycled cardboard tube to make your lighthouse. With Crayola Scissors, cut white construction paper to fit the bottom two-thirds of the tube. Cut red construction paper for the top third of the tube.
Use Crayola Gel Markers to add luminous details such as windows, doors, and the lighthouse's lamp. Glue the paper to the tube with a Crayola Glue Stick.
Press the lighthouse into the boulder base. Secure it with Crayola School Glue. Dry.
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