[vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1594142123227{margin-top: 8vh !important;margin-bottom: 4vh !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1521031339631{margin-bottom: 4vh !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”16218″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1594076183037{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-md-5″ css=”.vc_custom_1521031451719{margin-bottom: 4vh !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”A YEAR OF STEAM PROMPTS” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:16px|text_align:left|color:%239b9b9b|line_height:1″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1594076437154{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”100 Little Homes” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:80px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:1″ google_fonts=”font_family:Karla%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”hidden-sm hidden-xs”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1594076383323{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}”]52 kid-inspired creative building prompts for every week. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” basel_bg_position=”center-center” css=”.vc_custom_1594139834299{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-sm-offset-3″][vc_single_image image=”21222″ img_size=”522×140″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Problem-solving, reasoning, math & measurement, creative engagement, art process & material exploration, conservancy, collaboration and independent, imaginative play – these are all benefits kids experience when building their own structures and small worlds.

I started the 100 Little Homes project with the main goal of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g imaginations, building a creative community and creating one BIG collection of little homes & habitats that kids, parents, educators & makers of all kinds can use for inspiration.

For my part, I hope to share 100 unique ideas – all using sustainable & relatively common household supplies over the course of the next year.

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Resource Kit” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:50px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:1″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”hidden-sm hidden-xs”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1594081241390{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}”]Ready to start making your own creative homes & habitats? You can download the full resource kit (check back soon!) and follow along or join in our weekly challenges over on Instagram.[/vc_column_text][basel_button color=”alt” button_inline=”yes” title=”COMING SOON” link2=”|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1594140061309{background-image: url(https://barleyandbirch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/100LittleHomes-Grid-Light.jpg?id=21311) !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” content_placement=”middle” row_reverse_mobile=”1″ css=”.vc_custom_1594140088577{margin-bottom: 4vh !important;background-image: url(https://barleyandbirch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/100LittleHomes-Grid-Light.jpg?id=21311) !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ basel_text_align=”right” offset=”vc_col-md-7″][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top”][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1521030913992{margin-bottom: 4vh !important;}” offset=”vc_col-md-7″][vc_custom_heading text=”TAG YOUR BUILDS!” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:16px|text_align:right|color:%239b9b9b|line_height:1″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1594140297126{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Participate in
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If you have project photos that you’re okay having shared on our Instagram account (with full attribution!) tag them with #100littlehomes to be featured.

I’d love to see what you’ve created (and send people directly to YOUR project ideas too!)

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This project was inspired by the fun we’ve had making our own little homes and habitats over the years. For a little inspiration to get you rolling, click on one of our past projects below!

Each project uses simple recycled materials (scrap wood, cardboard boxes, etc). and includes a full supply list and complete tutorial. You can re-create them, grab a couple of tips, or simply save them for inspiration to use for your own building challenges.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”16722″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”right” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://barleyandbirch.com/2018/03/make-a-cardboard-city-neighborhood/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”16723″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://barleyandbirch.com/2019/05/make-play-pet-tank-from-recycled-supplies/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”16724″ img_size=”medium” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”none” link=”https://barleyandbirch.com/2019/08/make-a-cardboard-toadstool-gnome-home/”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”29506″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”right” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://barleyandbirch.com/2021/05/make-a-diy-juice-carton-birdhouse-with-bird-nest-craft/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”16728″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”none” link=”https://barleyandbirch.com/2018/05/make-a-mid-century-modern-shoebox-house/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”16726″ img_size=”medium” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://barleyandbirch.com/2018/04/make-modern-diy-beach-dollhouse-scrap-wood/”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1594090302093{margin-bottom: -40px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1594090302093{margin-bottom: -40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”16660″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][basel_title align=”left” title=”A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE BUILDING MATERIALS…” subtitle=”GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES” after_title=”Creative building often happens best when you use what you have and turn it into something brand new! What do you already have around the house that you could build your play home with…?”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”1″ content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1594139559982{padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;background-image: url(https://barleyandbirch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/100LittleHomes-Grid-Light.jpg?id=21311) !important;background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: repeat !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner basel_bg_position=”right-center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″ basel_bg_position=”right-top”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″][vc_column_text]CRAFT SUPPLIES: 

  • Construction paper & cardstock
  • Tissue paper
  • Modeling clay
  • Paper mache
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paper bags
  • Paper straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Playdough
  • Wooden dowels
  • Wire, twine & ribbon
  • Fabric, felt & yarn
  • Pom poms & cotton balls
  • Hot glue gun or craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Metal brads
  • Peg Dolls
  • Candy

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]TOYS:

  • Blocks & Legos
  • Game pieces
  • Magnetic tiles
  • Toy cars
  • Parts of broken toys
  • Transparent color tiles

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″ basel_bg_position=”left-top”][vc_column_text]RECYCLED SUPPLIES:

  • Cardboard
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Shoeboxes
  • Bottes & cartons
  • Paper cups
  • Bottlecaps & lids
  • Paper rolls
  • Egg cartons
  • Small Tins
  • Spools
  • Takeout containers
  • Magazine pages
  • Cans & jars
  • Scrap Wood

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES:

  • Hand mirrors
  • Garden pots
  • Office Supplies
  • Stickers & labels
  • Duct tape
  • Flameless tea lights
  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Small Pulleys
  • Corks
  • Pie Tins

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″][vc_column_text]ART SUPPLIES:

  • Textured or handmade paper
  • Watercolors
  • Paints
  • Chalk paint
  • Oil pastels
  • Crayons
  • Stamps & ink pads
  • Smocks

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]NATURAL SUPPLIES: 

  • Twigs & sticks
  • Rocks & stones
  • Shells & sea glass
  • Pinecones & nuts
  • Plants & succulents
  • Moss & bar
  • Tree slices
  • Feathers
  • Dirt, sand & clay
  • Seeds

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1594090302093{margin-bottom: -40px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][vc_single_image image=”16710″ img_size=”522×140″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Our 100 Little Homes Challenge features a different creative building prompt every week. You can save the dates to build along with us, or use the themes as inspiration to create your own STEAM-building invitations.[/vc_column_text][basel_size_guide id=”21338″ hide_title=”yes” hide_description=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

100 Little Homes - a creative project to help kids get excited about STEAM-learning, art exploration, architecture, sustainability and more!
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