Sunday, September 27, 2009

Paper Creations

One of my favorite thinking challenges is to create something with scissors and paper. So, this week's challenge is to create a zoo using 1 sheet of notebook paper. You may use scissors in construction. You may not use anything else.

When you are done, but not before, check out these.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Marshmallow Madness

Last year, there was a marshmallow arch challenge. This year, Marshmallow Madness Returns.

Your materials: a bag of large marshmallows, a box of toothpicks, 2 pairs of tongs.

Your challenge: build the tallest marshmallow arch you can using the materials above, but you may not touch the marshmallows with anything but the tongs.

Good luck! Photo, video, animoto submissions all accepted!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Masterworks from Kreative Kitchens

Boo and Zee did a klever job kreating with kitchen items. They should be proud! You can read more here about the design process. If you'd like to commission some work, they'd be happy to speak with you!

Here is Wyatt's Glass House. Contrary to convention, the walls of this multi-family dwelling are transparent while the windows and door are translucent. Wyatt is a true modernist at heart. Magnificent work Wyatt!

Evie also did a tremendous job! Her house had french doors -- the occupants insisted on it!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Long or strong? Spaghetti solutions

Zee did a another great job with this one. You can read more about his technique here.

Wyatt also did a wonderful job with this challenge. Pretty wise -- he actually stood on his spaghetti -- now that is strong!

Kreative in the Kitchen

Using up to 25 objects from your kitchen, build a house that is at least 12 inches tall, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep. It must have two windows and a door. You may use scissors in construction and 12 inches of tape, but that is all!

Good luck

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Super Silly String Solutions

Got some wonderful solutions this week! Xavier created this magnificent marionette:

And, Wyatt did stupendous job with Super Stan the String Man:

Check out this amazing animoto video from Zee.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I like building with spaghetti -- so, here is your challenge --

build something strong or long using one box of spaghetti and one box of paperclips.

Looking forward to it!

Please send pictures showing how strong or how long -- I haven't gotten many recently.