For summer fun or for school, DIY a model of a Southwest Adobe House

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If your summer travel includes a trip to the southwest, you may be inspired to recreate your adventures and make this Southwest Adobe House. Or maybe you’ll want to make it because your plans don’t include a trip to the southwest. Bookmark this Adobe House tutorial for the school year, too – it might come in handy. While I know that kids will find this a cool project, they will need help from an adult along the way.

DIY a model of a southwest adobe house. Great for the kids at home or for school. Bookmark this!

 To make a Southwest Adobe House, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Two, 1″ x 12″ x 18″ sheets OR one 1″ x 12″ x 36″ sheet
  • Packaged sand
  • Wooden dowel, 15 ” x 3/16″ dia.
  • Balsa strips:
    • 1 yd. 6mm x 2mm (ladder frame)
    • 1 ft. 3mm square balsa strip (ladder rungs)
  • White craft glue:
    • Thick, white craft glue for assembling the house
    • Thin-bodied white glue for brushing…

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