Construction resources

A large collection of small white painted boxes is useful in helping less experienced children to concentrate on structure when they are experimenting with building, balancing and grouping and as they attempt to glue pieces together as a piece of sculpture. They will need stimulation and encouragement in solving problems in design and balance, as well as adequate time and, where possible, space.

Construction resources could also include:

  • An assortment of cardboard boxes and possibly small wooden blocks
  • Sheets of cardboard
  • Cardboard cylinders
  • Cardboard, plastic and polystyrene packaging
  • Fabric and fibre
  • Wood off cuts
  • disused small machine parts
  • Discarded oddments from, for example, house renovations or building sites
  • General junk
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hammer and nails
  • Tempera paint