King Kong 2014 {Crafting with Kids}

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King Kong 2014

King Kong 2014 Crafting with Kids

My youngest son has an imagination that just doesn't stop ~ which I love.  He's been on a King Kong kick for a few months now.  He loves King Kong.  He's watched the original movie from 1933 {he's an old movie buff, too ~ for only 8 he knows more about old movies than I do} and he likes to make his own movies.  He makes movie sets from boxes, bags, old toys....JUNK and then films amazing little bits that are actually fun to watch.  He's been wanting to make King Kong and the Empire State Building for a movie for a few weeks now so when we got our box from Make It: Fun® for this month's challenge ~ Crafting with Kids ~ he and I were both excited!  I told him to use anything and everything he wanted from the box {and my Make It:Fun® stash in my craft room} and he literally couldn't stop smiling.  I told him that any cutting needed to be done by Me ~ other than that he was free to create and create he did ~ the dining room table was in an absolute state of chaos for a week but the end result is something he loves.

Crafting with Kids Supply Collage

Supplies used:

Make It:Fun® Project Bricks 

Make It:Fun®/FloraCraft Solar System

Make It:Fun®  Diorama

Make It:Fun®  Wreath


Make It:Fun® Cones in various sizes ~ Large for the foundation of the Empire State Building and 2 smaller cones for King Kong's Legs 

Craft paint and paintbrushes

Crafting with MakeItFun Project Bricks at Cupcakes and Crinoline

King Kong

Max used the Diorama as a base for King Kong's trunk and added blocks on his chest area.  He left an area in the upper chest for his pecs ~ I cut one of the planets from the Solar System in half and then flattened the other end to be used for this.

The large ball for the Solar System was carved (easily) into shape and used for King Kong's head.

Cones were used for his legs.

A wreath was cut in half and then another 2 inches were cut off one end of each half for the arms.

When everything was assembled any areas that were white were painted.

For the Empire State Building:

Start adding bricks to your large cone ~ add sand (the lighter colored bricks) for architectural interest ~ windows, doors, etc. 

Add a wooden dial from the Solar System kit to the top and add more sand-colored bricks.

Now he's ready for some homemade movie magic 🙂 

King Kong with Airplane Attack

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  1. It looks like Max is a "man with a plan." He did an amazing job, and I love his creativity!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Sharon!