How-to: House of Cards and Other 3D Structures Built with Upcycled Playing Cards

3D playing card sculpturesOf course, if you’re going to use hot glue, why stick to the conventional laws of gravity when building your house of cards? It’s no harder to glue your playing cards together in all kinds of improbable relationships than it is to stack them together properly.

In our homeschool, especially, I often give my girls a stack of old playing cards and the hot glue gun and assign them to create various geometrical forms, from simple shapes like squares and triangles to more complex ones like hexagons and interlinking figures.

The best creations, however, come when we set aside all the rules and simply use the playing cards as materials for 3D sculptures. And one day, if we ever have to choose between a sewing machine and a rowboat, or a new color TV, perhaps we’ll make a contest out of it, too.

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  1. WhatΒ a good idea!Β Β  My DD8 loves her Ponyville ponies – I already repurposed an old shadowbox shelf of the 90’s to display her Ponyvilles (back when they would all fit on it)… I should try this -the kids would have a blast making homes for their Squinkies, Ponyvilles and Pet in My Pockets πŸ™‚Β Β Β Β  I suppose you could decorate them with some leftover spray paint before assembling, too.

  2. I loved this idea, I found some old uno cards are we made a city. I am studying post grad and I used this as a assignment for a maths and science unit im doing .Thanks for the inspiration. My son made 4 or 5 towers , pathways, little house and then he added his lego people to it and 2 hrs later we are still playing with it. We didnt use a glue gun we used sticky tape and it worked fine . thanks I wish you could see the photos!! Kylie in Australia

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