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Balsa Wood Construction

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Let your imagination run wild! The sky’s the limit when you’re creating with balsa wood. Will it be an alien? A rocket ship? A house? A friendly kitty or ferocious lion?

  • Step 1Decide what you would like to create and start experimenting by placing pieces of balsa together without gluing them.
  • Step 2Once you are happy with your design begin gluing the pieces together.
  • Start from the bottom and work your way up. It may be easier to wait for each section to dry before gluing the next.
  • Step 4Balsa wood can also be cut quite easily if you require smaller pieces or different shapes.
  • You may need an adults help to cut the balsa wood pieces.
  • Step 6Once your creation is dry you may like to decorate it using paint or collage!

Materials used in this activity

Student Scissors - Pack of 20
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CleverPatch Tacky Glue - 250ml
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