The Pueblos are thousand years old Indian culture. They were generally found in the Mesa Verde Area, which is located in the Southwest corner of the world. Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico were their living place. The most interesting thing about Pueblo is its living place. They usually lived in some distinctive homes that are made of stone, wood, and adobe. The roofs of those houses were flat, and sometimes they can be found in multi-stored buildings. They use ladders to reach the top. However, making the Pueblo houses are fun, and it can deliver a unique taste of the rich history to your kid. Now, the question is how to make Pueblo Houses for the school project? Let’s find out!
How to Make Pueblo Houses for School Project
Building this historic home will help your child to visualize the history and how exactly the village looked in ancient times. The good thing is if making the pueblo houses is easy and requires only a few things. So, let’s have a look at them!
First of all, you will have to take plywood and cut a piece from it. As we are going to use this as the base, you can also use thick cardboard for this purpose. Once you have cut the base, color it up with light brown color.
Now, arrange the pieces into a rectangular form so that it turns Pueblo village. For this, take the taller boxes and position them at the back. Then take the shorter boxes and place them at the front. This will represent different stories of the boxes. Once you have fixed the alignment, tape them with one another by holding them. You can also use glue to fix the village on the baseboard.
Next, you will have to cut the doors and windows. So, take a knife and cut them up. It will be better if you leave this part for the adults.
As now the base is ready, start applying clay on them. Make sure not to cover the doors and windows that you have cut earlier. Make the clay smooth by using your hand to get an authentic look from your creation. Now, use a toothpick and drag it across the clay. This will make some cracks and give your design an aged look. When it is done, let the clay dry.
Paint the clay that you have applied on the base. In this case, we will recommend you to use reddish-brown color. After completing the painting process, let it dry properly.
After that, make a ladder by using some woods and thin twigs. Cut several short pieces and two long pieces, and set them up just as the original ladder that you have seen outside.
Use the rest of the clay to make some shapes of Pueblo Indians. Let the figures dry, and then apply paint on them. Later use them on your creation.
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