This week, I pulled out ANYTHING that the kids could build with and put it in our living room. The place was a wreck by Friday! I tried to create an area for each kid, but Soleil wanted to sit right next to Tate while they were building.
The plan on Tuesday, was to paint something construction oriented, but if you have kids, you already know that this did not happen. It didn't matter, though, they painted, made a huge mess, and had a great time.
I had also planned to go to a place in St. Paul called Art Start, which is a place with recycled materials that kids or teachers can use to build with. I haven't yet been, but it seems as though it is similar to The Scrap Store in Wiltshire County, UK. We used to go all the time, and Tate had a great time picking out bits of stuff for junk modeling.