Make Your Own Jamestown Fort Replica

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Jamestown Fort Replica

After studying early American History, my kids set out to make their own Jamestown Fort!

First, the first building material they tried was pretzel rods....after determining that they would need containers and containers of rods they decided that EATING them would be much better than BUILDING with them!

Make your own Jamestown Fort Replica

So, they went with their second choice -  jumbo popsicle sticks (more affectionately known as throat gaggers).


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After brain storming the best way to use the sticks, they decided to glue gun the sticks into sections.  Then they used a concoction of flour and water to stick the fort walls to the cardboard base.


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Since we live in a high humidity area, it took a lot of waiting for the dough to completely dry!


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Once the fort was dry, the painting began!


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After grass and water was painted on the base, it was time to add some people and build the inner buildings!


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The chapel inside the fort


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An ariel view of the fort


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A common building


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Outside the fort they made some "trees" out of skinny popsicle sticks and tissue paper.


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Let the wildlife abound!


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The finished fort!


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Hands on projects are a great way to cement learning and aid in retention!


What project have you created from Early American History?  Please leave me a comment and/or link to your project below!



  1. we did this too, but not nearly as detailed! love it!

  2. Very fun--those turned out great!

  3. This is great! Where is the Like button?

  4. This is great! I love hands on projects.

  5. My boys love building stuff like this!