Thursday, December 24, 2009

Animated Animals

Your challenge is to create an animated animal using any/all of the following:

cereal and/or the box it came in
4 cans
table knives

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Elevate an Egg

Your challenge: raise an egg off the ground as high as possible using the following:

a roll of pennies
4 pencils (be careful!)
2 spoons
2 forks

You can use a hard-boiled egg if you'd like, but it is more fun to use a raw one!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Houses of Cards Solutions

Check out these awesome houses by Pierce and Braden! Great job guys!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Oil Rig Solutions

Check out these fantabulous oil rigs! Congratulations Boo and Zee!

You can read more about their thinking process and see more pictures here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

House of Cards

This is a version of a challenge we've done earlier -- build a house of cards. The challenge is to use either a deck of cards or a stack of index cards to build a house. You may use paperclips in your construction but nothing else. Try to do it without paperclips -- or do it both ways and send in both pics.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Oil Rigs

Your challenge is to build an oil rig that will remain in the same location in a bed of water. It must be at least 24 inches tall and 12 inches wide. It must remain stable in at least 12 inches of water. If you want a real challenge, make sure that there is a working crane on the rig. Send your pics -- this is a hard one!

2 rolls of pennies
24 inches of string
a box of straws
2 forks
a spool
a cereal box
4 sheets of paper
1 object of your choice

You may use other materials in construction, but not in the final project.