My older son might be an architect someday. He can build LEGO and other brand building sets with ease and my husband and I will often look quizzically at the directions wondering basics such as “which end is up”.
Since we are expecting tropical storm weather here in the Keys over the next two days, we have prepared for a building extravaganza to keep our little architect and his tag-a-long brother content. The LEGO Police Station is our first project (a totally fantastic imaginative play option for your kiddos, let me tell you. Think dollhouse with robbers, jail cells, and a K-9 dog kennel!).
We’ve been journalling a bit as well, with the boys doodling and me writing down their dictations. Many of their “stories” have to do with building blocks and figurines, so I decided to carve them a stamp that they could use to accentuate their journal entries.
I left the stamp fairly plain so that they could accessorize it as they wished. Want a Batman figure? Add wings and a pointy-earred hat. Is your figure fishing? Add a rod and stick him on a dock.
Want to make your own? Just grab stamp rubber from Michaels, some carving tools, and you are ready to get started. I like to freehand my doodle onto the rubber with pencil or a sharpie before I carve so that I make sure my design looks “just right.”
Tonight my brick figure is celebrating summer with family, good books, and a non-alcoholic Pina Colada. I wonder what adventures the boys will take Brick Man on tomorrow!