Sky-High Skyscrapers

Sky-High Skyscrapers craft

Build kid's brains in a big way. Kids learn about shapes, proportion, and other math concepts with Sky-High Skyscrapers.

  • 1.

    Architecture is the art and science of building design. Look at different types of architecture around your neighborhood, in books, or on the Internet. Notice the shapes and heights of buildings such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and office buildings in cities around the world. Daniel Burnham, a pioneer in skyscraper design, was the city planner responsible for Chicago's beautiful lake front. What designs seem to work best for very tall buildings?

  • 2.

    Using Crayola® Twistables™ Crayons, draw several tall buildings on construction paper. Color in and accent your structures with windows, doors, and other architectural elements.

  • 3.

    With Crayola Scissors, cut pieces of yarn long enough to outline your buildings. Glue yarn around your skyscrapers using Crayola School Glue.