Friday, May 6, 2011

Play sets

Just sharing my excitement this week...our 5th graders have been working hard to get ready for this year's play...PINOCCHIO!  I have been given the task of using my carpentry skills to create our sets and many of the props.  Long hours in my garage, a long night or two at school, and they are coming right along!  I have loved every second of it.  Check out our progress below.  These are the basic frames of the town building facades.  Let me know if you would like some basic instructions and material lists.  They would be cool to build on a smaller scale in classrooms.  Ours measure 8 feet wide and 10 feet tall.  They are being covered with basic felt and will be painted to include windows and details.


  1. Wow! That looks like it's going to be really cool! Make sure you post the final pics. I wish I could rock out a saw and hammer. I made bookshelves for my room and that was cool. But I'm pretty heavy duty craft challenged.

    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  2. I co-own a construction company that operates in the summertime (for obvious teacher-related reasons) so building is my "thing"! Anyone need a fence, deck, painting or hardwoods floors this summer in the Cincinnati area? WOO advertising! LOL

    Busting out the bookshelves is impressive Julie!

  3. Gosh- You never build me anything. :)