We’ve studied Vikings this week. Here are two items we made as we learned about Viking voyages and farmland this week, a ship and a longhouse. We used the patterns for both as they are found in The Story of the World, Vol 2.
Since we have a yard full of sticks and pine straw, I sent the kids out to gather supplies for trimming the longhouses–perhaps like those real Viking moms sent their kids out gather supplies. We used the pine straw on the roof as “thatch.” I had some pebbles I bought for another craft project I never started, which we used as a base for the houses. Then, I spent forty-forevers cutting twigs into 2 inch pieces to glue to the sides of the houses. And I only burned my fingers with the hot-glue gun 17 times.
Multiply times 4.