Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our Geodesic Dome

Newspaper Geodesic Dome

When I got my Family Fun magazine in the mail yesterday and saw this geodesic dome made out of newspaper I could not wait to try it! We have dinner with my whole family, which is 13 people every Tuesday night and I didn't even care that they were all going to be at my house in a little bit. Emily and I got right to work on it!

Emily helped me roll the newspaper into long tubes. We needed 100 sheets of newspaper to make the 25 tubes. Emily really only helped me do a couple of them and got bored, but she enjoyed watching and playing with the finished ones!

Emily is helping me tape the ends. Whenever we wrap presents Emily loves to help with the tape so she was a pro at that this part!

Emily and I are cutting the tubes to a uniform length. Since my family arrived, I was able to be in the picture while my sister watched and took the pictures for me!

My brother, Uncle Scott staples the tubes together while Emily watched.
As soon as he saw what we were doing he wanted to help. He loves this kind of stuff!

Emily stacking up the triangles.

Uncle Scott stapling the pieces together.

We were all hard at work!
Emily climbing through her Geodesic Dome!!
She loves it!!
Uncle Scott squeezed himself in, he loves it too!!
We had so much fun and a lot of laughs working on this project together and it was a great way to use of 100 sheets of newspaper!!!
We are already planning to make a larger one to play with in the yard on a nice day since this one came out smaller than the one in the magazine.

If you want to make one too just click on the link at the top for complete directions!!


Melissa A. said...

How cool is THAT?!? And I love how the rest of your family got involved and helped out. Go team! :)

The Activity Mom said...

How fun! We are going to try this too!

Sherry said...

VERY FUN! I saw this in family fun too! Looks like something we should try!

Sarah said...

I just read my Family Fun this morning and saw this. How fun! Thanks for linking :)

Rebecca said...

Wow! That is awesome! Did you all have black hands afterwords?

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

This is really very cool. It's nice that all your family got to participate in this project.

Elise said...

Certainly looks like a lot of fun for people of all ages!

Nicki said...

Awesome! Is it pretty sturdy? I have seen plastic versions for sale for BIG BUCKS!

Christy Killoran said...

I saw this in the magazine too; we definitely have to try it. I hope you sent a photo to Family Fun! I think it's great that you have dinner with your whole family every week and I am amazed that you can host 13 people with a newborn! How on earth do you manage that? I am impressed!


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