We know that it can be difficult to know where to start with school projects. So, here’s a step-by-step idea for a school curriculum Tudor house project that you and your child to be proud of.
Safety first : This project requires using scissors, make sure you get help from an adult!
What You Need to Make a Tudor House
- One large cardboard box – with folding flaps
- One small cardboard box
- One piece of rectangular card for the roof
- Acrylic paint – white and black
- Foam sheets – black, brown, white and grey
- Art straws
- Black felt tip pen
- PVA glue
Tudor House Project
- Glue the large box on top of the small box.
- Fold the ‘short’ end sides of the top box and cut to a point to create the roof line. Lay the other sides onto these and glue on the edges-this creates a base to lay your roof on. Cut the rectangle of card to size, fold in the middle and stick to the ‘pointed’ sides to create your roof.
- Paint the entire house including roof with white acrylic paint. Depending on the cardboard used you may need two to three coats.
- To make the windows, draw diagonal lines with a felt tip pen onto a white foam sheet and cut into rectangles. Glue these onto your house using the finished project picture as a guide.
- Cut a door from the brown foam sheet and glue into place.
- Cut the rest of the brown sheet into rectangular ‘roof’ tiles. Cut the grey sheet into similar sizes and starting from the bottom edges glue the tiles into place to form a roof. Finish where the roof meets at the top with a strip of foam sheet to neaten.
- Paint the art straws black and leave to dry. Once dry, cut the art straws into small lengths to fit under the overhang to create beams.
- Cut the black foam sheet into 1cm wide strips and glue around windows to create frames. Use the rest of the sheet to create beams around your house, every Tudor house is slightly different so use your imagination.