Model building has always been one of the greatest hobbies around. People love to create scale models of some of their favorite things, as they enjoy seeing what they like in the true form but on a smaller scale. Model building has always been seen as a great way for kids to get involved with building something. While it is a "toy," building it requires patience and effort to get the desired result, which can teach a child patience and encourage pride in accomplishment.
Model cars, model trains and model airplanes are all a part of the entire model building experience. A lot of people look to model car building and model boat building as a way to spend time with their kids; working on a project together is easily one of the best things that you can do with a child to help foster that child-parent relationship.
If you are looking into building scale models of something, especially with a child, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that your project is the best project possible.
The first thing that you want to look at before you start model building is the interests of the child that you want to make the model with. Ask them what they enjoy, or simply let them pick a model to create out of a few different options. This is the best way to make sure that they will be interested in the model, and that they will enjoy it when it's done.
The next thing that you want to do is make sure that you are getting a model that is not incredibly difficult to make. If you are choosing something that is easier to create, you are giving the child a greater opportunity to work on the project. By giving them something that they can actually help with (instead of just handing you a tool), you will have a project that will mean that much more to them.