Here is something I did for VBS that might work as a project for him too--The theme was farming/ranching. A lot of farmers are land poor. That is, their wealth is in the land, not their homes. I did a two room house, the main floor and a loft. On the main floor I showed how someone could live without electricity. I had a fireplace for cooking, a Depression era style ice box for cool food storage, and a well pump at the sink. For a table I used a fold down server desk with shelves. Filled jars were on the shelves along with dishes. I had a hay bale for the seat to the desk table that was set with a tea pot, tea cup and saucer, a plate and a blank book. Outside on the porch was another hay bale for seating. A ladder led up to the loft. I had a plain bed and a short shelf to the side that held folded up cloth to represent clothing or bedding. I also included a miniature oil lamp for the main floor and one for the loft.
at 9:25 PM on Apr. 6, 2011