“And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold . . .” —Exodus 25:28. God gave the Israelites many instructions that He wanted them to follow exactly when they built the tabernacle. Modeling is another wholesome form of recreation that also helps develop several skills. Two of these are following instructions and paying attention to details. It is very important to follow instructions when assembling a model kit. Many steps during assembly must be completed in order. The instructions list many details of assembly that must be accomplished properly.
Creative modeling, that is, making your own model from scratch, requires yet other skills. To create your own model, you must preplan many things. You must decide what size and scale to use. You must choose what materials you will use and how much of each that you will need. You will need to know the cost. You may even want to draw some sketches to serve as “blueprints” for your project. “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,” —Mark 14:28.
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My kids have loved being a part of keepers. When I get stuck for an idea/project to do as a family, I pull out our keepers book for us to work on a badge. So far we enjoyed the birds badge. We made a bird house and have had fun caring for the birds this winter.