Not a Box: Fantastic Fortresses

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 6 – 8

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2023 Summer Program

Please Note: This is a four day class- Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri.
We are closed, Mon, June 19th.

Start with a box big enough to climb into. Transform it into a fortress using smaller boxes and found objects. Learn cardboard construction techniques and apply them in this larger than life project. Using scissors, tape, cardboard scraps, and other recycled materials, your fortified creation will take shape. Add towers, windows, bridges, and doors. How tall can you build your fort? How many people can you fit inside? Think big!

Now go inside your box. Decorate and personalize your space. Add coats-of-arms, flags, paintings, tapestries, and other elements to make it your own.

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