The best part, of course, is the fruit. Yum! Thanks to my Mother-in-law for the arrangement - it was delicious!
The second best part, is that the arrangement is built using about 300 little plastic sticks. Disassemble the arrangement, run them through the dishwasher, and bam! you've got some fun building materials.
My first thought was to put my pioneering merit badge skills to use:
Not too shabby, right?
Our seven year old, however, decided that they could be joined together with masking tape - which actually worked quite a bit better than string. From there, he put together a single family home:
It's amazing what you can accomplish with plastic sticks, masking tape, construction paper and imagination.
Shira even got in on the action and helped construct a bridge, which made an appearance as part of our larger Jenga project:
NOTE: all photos were taken by our 7 year old - he's on his way to being the photographer, if I do say so myself.