Friday, August 28, 2009

Silly String

This week's challenge is to create a person with string. It would be great if you could create a string marionette, but this is not a required element of the challenge.

You may use as much string as you'd like and you may use scissors in construction, but those are the only two materials that you may work with.

If you want to get extra creative, load your images to animoto and add music and send us the link.

Good luck.

Creative Cardboard Cars

We had some marvelous entries this week.

You can read about the creative creations from Journey into Unschooling here. Congratulations Boo and Zee. Zee's is the sports car. Wonderful work guys!

We also had two marvelous creations from Zachariah and Aliya. It is their first time participating and they should both be proud of their awesome automobiles.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Straw Tower Solutions

No surprise -- we had a great entry this week from Journey into Unschooling. Congrats on a job well done!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cardboard Cars

This week's challenge: make a car using some/all of the following materials, but nothing else. Scissors may be used in construction but not in the solution.

3 cardboard boxes (any size, shape, kind -- cereal, crackers, etc.), 4 paperclips, 4 q-tips and glue.

Note: There is a great UPS print ad that is a racecar made of cardboard if you need inspiratin.

Good luck. Look for last week's solutions soon.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Week Forty -Eight -- Straw towers

You'll need -- a bag of straws, 6 inches of string, 6 paperclips, and 6 inches of tape. The challenge is to build the tallest and strongest tower you can. Choose three medium sized hardback books. Build the tower as tall and you can but make sure that it supports the 3 books. Snap a picture. Send it in. Congratulate yourself on some thinking well done.

String Bridges

Use 60 inches of string, two cups, and a bag of rice or pennies to create a bridge that spans at least 6 inches. Test its strength by placing books on it (as many as you'd like).

Oops -- this one got out before it was supposed to -- just consider a bonus from me taking a break!

Bonus Solutions -- String Bridges

Check out this marvelous string bridge built by Zee.

Visit Journey into Unschooling to see more.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Week Forty-Seven -- Nail Clippers

Zee did an amazing job creating some clever clippers. You can read more about it here and even watch an advertisement video. Cool clippers Zee. Good job.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nail clippers

Use the following materials to create a model of a nail clipper (the things you use to cut your fingernails).

foam board
scotch tape

good luck! I look forward to "seeing" you all again.