mini-Stonehenge (Coronatessellation #50)
Updated: Aug 25
Here is some more detail on how I made the mini-Stonehenge! You can build one yourself! I used things you probably have around your house. I built it out of pieces of a cardboard box and using a hot glue gun. There is also more info about Stonehenge itself below.
There is also this great website that has information on all the "clonehenges" or replicas of Stonehenge made of different materials -- some small like mine and others big! :)
Here is a pic from @Clonehenge on Twitter of all the permanent Stonehenge replicas in the world at the current time! Haha! :)
What is Stonehenge?
"Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC. In the early Bronze Age many burial mounds were built nearby."
"For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout.
While many modern scholars now agree that Stonehenge was once a burial ground, they have yet to determine what other purposes it served and how a civilization without modern technology—or even the wheel—produced the mighty monument."
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As I mentioned, I used little pieces of cardboard and a hot glue gun to build this mini-Stonehenge / Conehenge. I looked at an aerial photo of Stonehenge from Google images and then cut little pieces of cardboard from a box and laid them in the circular pattern. For the stones that are arches, I also cut out other pieces to make the arches 3-D.
For this project, I do think you need a hot glue gun (vs. just glue) because the cardboard is thicker than paper and it helped make the little tiny pieces like 3-D sculptures. It was sort of like grout with real bricks/stones. Also hot glue dries much faster than regular glue.
Photos: This is just when I was starting to make the arches in Stonehenge. The other "flat stone" pieces were not glued down, but were placed in the general area where they are located in the real Stonehenge.
What was really cool was when I hung it on my wall, the shadows from the lights made it look like the real Stonehenge, where the shadows change depending on the sun and the time of the year. (See below).
It was really fun to make it! You probably have these things around your house. :) Give it a try! We are good at this!
mini-Stonehenge! 😎 Swipe 👉🏼 for other perspectives. I’m fascinated by these huge ancient buildings and sculptures all over the world built without modern technology. 🏺⚱️🌎 How did they do it? 🧐 Stonehenge is an ancient burial ground in Southern England and it’s thought that the first construction started about 5,000 years ago & that it may have taken 1,500 years to build! Somehow they were able to move these huge stones from miles away too! 😀 Tomorrow Easter Island 🗿😎 Info from@history. Coronatessellation#50. Post created with gogobox app.