What do you do when your kids (or nieces and nephews) are bored and it's too hot to play outside, or a rainy summer day springs up? I like to challenge kids to complete a puzzle with me. What better time to introduce them to some concepts of gothic architecture, too?
You might have to tempt the kids gently into joining you (they might say "That looks dumb!" or "How boring" if you push too hard). Sometimes I just set the puzzle up and start working on it, or a little nudge like "Oh you surely aren't old enough to help me with this, are you?" works wonders.
Pour some lemonade, spread out on your dining table, and enjoy the challenge. Sometimes I'll leave one of these out in an out-of-the-way table so we can work on it a few minutes at a time here and there so it doesn't seem so overwhelming.
There are many other cathedral and church puzzles out there, but these were the most likely to be of interest to goths and people with darker tendencies!