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I'm supposed to help you make WHAT by Wednesday?!?!

  1. Laughing Mom profile image56
    Laughing Momposted 9 years ago

    My daughter came home from a slumber party a few minutes ago and infomed me that we have to make a replica of the Greek Parthenon by Wednesday.  Yes, you heard me right, Wednesday.
    Does anyone else have a kid whose made this same request?  I'm looking for ideas on materials to use.

  2. JamaGenee profile image82
    JamaGeneeposted 9 years ago

    Good luck!

    ROTFL! http://www.freewebby.com/happy-smilies/24.gif

  3. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Paper towel and toilet paper rolls? then a cardboard box cut out for the roof. You can paint them all an off white color, or buy the crackle spray paint that makes it look old.

    1. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm loving the crackle paint idea!!

  4. JamaGenee profile image82
    JamaGeneeposted 9 years ago

    You didn't say how big it has to be.

    Be sure to take notes and pics, and we'll look forward to the hub on Thursday! cool

  5. Laughing Mom profile image56
    Laughing Momposted 9 years ago

    That's exactly what my daughter said, colebabie! I guess I'd better start having the toddler pull his 'put the end of the t.p.  in the toilet and flush prank again!! LOL!
    Actually, I think that will make it too big. We found some pillars used for holding cakes. But now she's wanting to make it edible. Ack!!!

  6. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    You can get dowels at Home Depot or Lowes, that would make it pretty easy. They come in different thicknesses. To make it edible... hmm. Gingerbread is the only thing I can think of. Frosting for glue. The pillars could be made of Toblerone.... just kidding. smile

    1. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Those are great ideas!  You've done this before, haven't you? The last minute business is testing my patience!!

      Toblerone!! LOL!!

  7. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Oh I have done many school projects! Let me know how it goes! There are also those stick candies that they have at Cracker Barrel, like candy canes without the hook part, those may work smile

    1. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I never pass up am excuse to go to Cracker Barrel. Apple dumplings! Yum!!
      :-)

  8. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Shopping and food?? You know a woman had something to do with it.

  9. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Ok.. another idea. Sorry my brain just works this way... those pretzel rods... dipped in white chocolate. Totally do-able! I hope I still have crazy ideas when I have kids. smile

    1. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's a perfect idea!
      Oh, we'll remind you of your good ideas, because your brain goes bit by bit once you have little ones!! :-)

    2. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, you should write a hub about various and miscellaneous ideas so you can come back to it. Or we can borrow them. Ha ha! Ulterior motive at work!

  10. Laughing Mom profile image56
    Laughing Momposted 9 years ago

    So true, Colebabie! And not the foo-foo food, either. The hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kinda stuff a man likes. There's a reason for that. Fill him up with good food and he'll sit in the rocker out front while your shopping!  Genius, I say!

  11. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Ok fair deal! smile

  12. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Haha very good idea. I keep a list of things that I want to do in life. A list of things that make me happy. And a list of things I often wonder about. smile A list of my brilliant arts and crafts ideas should be another.

    1) Pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate for future child's Greek Parthenon project. Note: Can also be used to create the White House for the chapter on the U.S. Government. smile

    1. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now I'm excited to have another good one to read! LOL! You are hilarious!!

  13. Lisa HW profile image71
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Here's a link:

    http://www.nashville.gov/Parthenon/pdfs/Pre-K-3.pdf   You have to scroll down, but eventually you get to some tips about cardboard and cylinders.

    Here's one that looks a little more complicated (maybe)

    http://www.aiaphila.org/aie/new-stuff/c … _Sp97.html

    I'm wondering if the cardboard/poster board approach to start out with is best; but then if you find some kind of appropriate looking wrapping paper and covering it (either each piece before assembling, or the whole thing after assembling) might work.

    Spray painting the whole business after it's assembled might work too.

    1. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've been on that Nashville site a dozen times to inspire ideas, bit I never scrolled down far enough to see the cardboard ideas. Thanks, Lisa!!!!!!!!

  14. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    That's much easier than having to mummify a chicken during an ancient Egyptian unit!

  15. Paraglider profile image94
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    Seems to me a pack of cigarettes is the answer - ready made columns and nice stiff card for the roof. What do you mean, not very PC...  smile

    1. Sufidreamer profile image81
      Sufidreamerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/606/2/refresh/images/smileys/f_laugh.gif

      The Parthenon, sponsored by Marlboro.

      Mind you, smoking is practically a religion here, so that is strangely appropriate.

  16. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    Ok, so I don't know what her rules are on size and materials (if there even are any) but way back when smile when I was in HS, a classmate made an extra credit project for Animal Farm-- she just made a round cake, covered it in green (for grass) icing and used decorative icing tips to cover the top in grass like pattern. She used plastic toy animals and a little barn on top. It sounds cheesy, but she made it look pretty cool. She got a great grade and we all got to eat it, which was good too smile U could do the same thing with white icing and just make a few archtiectual looking pieces to stick on the front or sides. (The cake itself could be the mainstructure of the building??) It's just a thought. Might make the whole thing a little easier on you too. Thank God my boys are too little for school projects just yet!

 
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