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Saturday, May 4, 2013
One of the girls favorite things to do is to watch the dogs at Petsmart. They are very big dog lovers... especially my youngest! Inside our store they have a little dog play house type thing. It has a cubby hole and slide, etc. My oldest asked my husband if we could build one for our dog. My husband suggested that she go draw a picture so he could see what it looked like. Off she ran up to the playroom to get her pencil and paper. I thought it would be fun to expand off her drawing. Amazing where one little question can take you! I asked her if she wanted to make a prototype. We talked a little bit about what that is, and searched for materials she thought we could use. She decided to use some play blocks.
She decided to make the slide first.
"I need to put a door right here."
"I think my slide needs to be a little bit bigger."
"I made a door!"
Testing the stairs out with a playmobil dog.
Stairs leading up to the slide.
Adjusting her original drawing. Adding a chimney and steps. I love how she went back to the drawing first to expand!