Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cool Catapult Solutions

Check out these magnificent solutions:

There are some great video's of Zee's solution here.



Ishaan who is six also made an amazing catapult. Check it out! Congratulations!





video

More solutions here and here! You guys are marvelous! I will post pictures here tomorrow.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Week Forty-Four -- Cool Catapults

Make a catapult using the following:


* 6 Chopsticks or sticks that are the same size
* Plastic Cup
* Several Medium-width Elastic Bands
* Sticky Tack
* Pen
* Tape

Monday, June 22, 2009

Nifty Napkins

Check out this napkin glove made by Zee! Magnificent!



Check out Jaylene's solution (a doll) here. And Orca and Alce's solutions (an umbrella and a skirt) here. All three of you should be very proud!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Week Forty-two Solutions -- Toothpick Contraptions

Sorry for the delay on this week. Also, check out the new addition to the one man band challenge:

Here is the only submitted toothpick solution -- an amazing helicopter from Alce and Orca. I am on the road but will post a link to their web post tonight. Look for another challenge tonight as well.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Week Forty- Three -- Nifty Napkins

Place 3 napkins on the table and 3 inches of tape. Make something. Send video or pictures.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Week Forty-Two -- Terrific Toothpicks

Materials:

a box of flat toothpicks and fast drying glue or cement

Instructions:

Create!

See if you can make something that moves. Send pictures or video!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Week Forty-One Solutions -- Marvelous Masts and Super Ships

This week's challenge was to create a tall ship. We had some marvelous solutions!

Please note that next week's challenge solutions will be delayed again.

This one come's from Debbie's kids and it is super:



Jonathan and Jayla also did a fantastic job, creating a ship that had a 40" mast!

You can read more here.



Orca and Alce joined in again and did a magnificent job creating some clever crafts!

You can read more here.






Zee, once again, did an amazing job, creating a ship that stood 22" tall. You can read more about it here.





Maya just submitted her solution. What I love most about it is that you can see her learning process! Congratulations on your clever creation!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Week Forty-One -- Tall Ships

Using the following materials, build a sail boat with the tallest mast possible. Make sure it floats (or sails). Send video or pictures.

3 cereal boxes
3 cardboard tubes
6 plastic spoons
tape
6 pennies
3 straws
6 sheets of paper or 1 yard of fabric or a garbage bag

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Week Forty Solutions - Crazy Can Creations

You'd be amazed what you can do with a few cans! Check out this (courtesy of Journey into Unschooling).

Here are some magnificent solutions:

Zee crafted a cool knife.



Noah (7) and Aimee (10) made a "house-car" out of 3 soda cans, string, Scotch tape and colored paper. It was a great canstruction effort!




video

Orca and Alce just sent in some magnificent creations: a robot, a submarine and a waiter with a plate of potatoes! You can read more about these solutions and others here.