Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blinds Solutions

Check out these fantabulous solutions from Boo and Zee:

Thursday, February 25, 2010


One of my favorite challenges is to build a car. This time, the challenge calls for using materials you find in your bathroom (anything). You may not use anything that you would not find in your bathroom in construction or the solution. If you can send a video that shows your car rolling, please do! Good luck.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Window Blinds

Using the following materials, make a window blind (and, if you can, make one that can open and close).

Good luck.

a cardboard box (this will be your window)

a ruler
index cards

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Castle and Drawbridge Solutions

Magnificent solutions this week!

Benny and Braidon did a fantastic job! Congrats!

Orca and Alce did a tremendous job as well! Congrats!

Ross, Sadie and March also did a marvelous job! Congrats!

Lukas and Noah did an amazing job too! Congrats!

Selena, Samuel, Solomon, Lily, Josh also did a superb job with their castles with the drawbridges! Congrats!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Castles and Drawbridges

Build a castle with a drawbridge using some/all of the following materials:

cereal boxes
5 index cards
2 pencils
2 toilet paper roll
2 spools

You may use scissors and markers in construction but not the solution.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Nails and Strings Solutions

Congratulations to the Bray family! They did a marvelous job with this challenge. You can read more here. Here are their solutions:

Orca and Alce also did a fantastic job. They created a "musical instrument", a boat
and a "Chicken on a spit". I absolutely love these!

Simon from Belgium participated for this first time with this challenge and also did an awesome job with the challenge. Congratulations!

More magnificent solutions! Click here!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nails and string

Sticking with the theme of few parameters and limited materials -- this weeks challenge is to place a box of nails, a board and string on the table. Then, create something.

A hammer may be used in construction but not the solution.

Good luck!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cool Coin Solutions

Orca, Alce and the Langdons sent in some magnificent coin creations -- congratulations on your clever creations! See if you can match the following solutions up properly:

Eiffel tower, camel, smiley face, piece of chicken in a frying pan, house

Another awesome solution just arrived -- it is a house with a front porch!

And check out these solutions too!

More great solutions from JD and Jackson -- coin house and coin boy! These are fantabulous!