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How To Make Models

Updated on October 24, 2008

You must have often made models for school projects. Models are a three dimensional reproduction of something on a smaller scale and so look much cuter than the original version. For many, making models is a favourite pastime. What about you?

Materials required

Models can be made with anything found around the house. The materials which are usually used are paper, wood, clay, wax, plasticine, play dough, cardboard, plaster of Paris, thermocole, papier-mache etc.

You will also need scissors, glue, a modeling knife, paints, coloured paper, crepe paper and of course a picture of the thing or building you are going to make a model of.

What to make?

Models can be made of important and famous buildings and monuments like t the leaning tower of Pisa, the pyramids of Egypt, the ruins of Great Wall Of China, Taj Mahal, etc.

Otherwise, you could make a model of a ship, engine, train, plane, bridge, car, computer, telephone, television or an island, a river, a desert, an oasis, a garden, a forest etc.

Tiny airports, railway stations and markets can also be made. Use small dolls where people are needed and cotton dabbed in green paint to show tiny shrubs.

Girls who like to play with dolls can make a dollhouse. Wrapping paper can make good wallpaper and coloured tissue paper would look good as curtains. Small pieces of carpets, matchboxes, stickers, thread, little pots and pans could also come handy.

So look around you, use your imagination and make a model of your favourite thing.

Why make models?

Models serve as good decoration pieces for your drawing room. They are ideal gifts for they are hand made and so very special.

This hobby gives you a chance to be creative and can be very useful if your teacher gives you a project on some topic.

You can earn money too by selling some aesthetically beautiful, intricately made models of famous buildings and other monuments.

Models are pleasing to the eye and can be made with easily available materials. So make some models and impress others with your talent!

Models serve as good decoration pieces for your drawing room. They are ideal gifts for they are hand made and so very special.

This hobby gives you a chance to be creative and can be very useful if your teacher gives you a project on some topic.

You can earn money too by selling some aesthetically beautiful, intricately made models of famous buildings and other monuments.

Models are pleasing to the eye and can be made with easily available materials. So make some models and impress others with your talent!

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      dana 5 years ago

      someone,help me i need a library model for my project

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      rana 5 years ago

      i have to make a special model of a library,for my progect any ideas?

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      ashima syal 5 years ago

      i hav to make racing track on thermacol. Plz help me..

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      kanchan 5 years ago

      hey, does anybody know how to make a mobile model by the help of thermocol?

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      sindhu 5 years ago

      wow i bow for this wonderful art:)

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      tracy 5 years ago

      can i use clay to build leaning tower of pisa

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      naman 5 years ago

      i have to make a green house project

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      joe 5 years ago

      i have to make a pyrmid out of play doy i don't know how though any oppinone

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      mouhamed 5 years ago

      i have to make a train out of clay any ideas

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      saima 5 years ago

      pls help me making a model of palace..........i need ideas plssssssssssss help!

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      person 5 years ago

      i need to know how to mae a good pyramid for school because it is due tommorow

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      ras 5 years ago

      great idea

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      priyanka 5 years ago

      i want to make a titanic ship with thermacoal for my project

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      shivam 5 years ago

      this is good

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      Ayushi 5 years ago

      I have to make a model of Taj Mahal any ideas??????

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      ramish khan 5 years ago

      these paintings are very best!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      vaibhav baldua 5 years ago

      i want to make a working 3d racing track on thermacol sheet please help me

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      pinky 5 years ago

      great but...................

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      gipson 5 years ago

      nice

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      isaac 6 years ago

      thanks for info

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      unnati 6 years ago

      hey guys,sup i am here to ask that how to make a model of great wall of china using p.o.p,thermocol and cardboard?????????????????????????????????????

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      naina 6 years ago

      please give me some idea about the hand made model of great wall of china that how i made it by hand

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      Tanushree Singh 6 years ago

      do u know how to make model of SEGOVIA ???????

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      dhanya 6 years ago

      how to make a model of propyne in thermocole

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      KOOL 6 years ago

      DO U KNOW HOW TO MAK A MODLE OF THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

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      linzeypinzey 6 years ago

      Does any one know how to make a taj mahal? I have to make one for school and can't figure it out.

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      cheesy! 6 years ago

      This website is good but it dosent tell you how to make the Taj Mahal! and i need to know how to make that for my project!

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      ishleen 6 years ago

      omg!

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      Sarz 7 years ago

      I'm in 5th grade and i need to make a taj mahal out of snack boxes and then paint it

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      Sajita 7 years ago

      My daughter who is a 4th standard student needs to make a model of an oasis, please give me some ideas.

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      iligan3pm 7 years ago from Philippines

      i haven't tried building structures yet but i might built one soon after reading this hub.

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      pratik 7 years ago

      i have model of a ropeway if anybody has any idea for what type of model should i make related to physics than please send your comment .....

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      Me 7 years ago

      i have to make a model of an island...any ideas?

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      it's me! 7 years ago

      omg i also have to do a model of the taj mahal!!!

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      sweetspirit 7 years ago

      sup guys

      i've to make a model of taj mahal and i also have to make it outaa clay plz tell if ya knw any gd ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Dhriti Morris 7 years ago

      i love making models but it is very hard to make em

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      HI!!!!! 7 years ago

      i hav 2 make the taj mahal out of clay... ideas??? thx!

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      magued maurice 8 years ago

      i'am now is working as a sales manager in my company for the 3d printer.that allows you to get the model by a very simple way ..just make your 3d file or drawing and send it to the machine,and in a few minutes you will get your model with it's colors

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      auev 8 years ago

      nice....im making one 2...

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      hey 8 years ago

      hey this is good