Create with Cardboard

Introduction  

Did you know that you can engineer almost anything with just some basic materials? Engineers in the real world create prototypes, working models, out of cardboard all the time. 

For this design challenge, look around for some cardboard- any kind will do! Boxes, recycled packages, paper tubes, whatever you have on hand. Then see what you can prototype! Try building a tall tower or something strong enough to hold weight. Test out your prototype and see how it performs. Make changes and keep experimenting!

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Design Challenge

Create with cardboard ... no tape or glue allowed!

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JUMP IN!

No cardboard, no problem! Sketch out your ideas. What shapes would you use to build a strong, sturdy design?

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REWARDING & FLEXIBLE

Using only cardboard and some connectors, see how high you can build your creation!

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DESIGN CHALLENGES AHEAD!

Build a piece of life sized furniture (chair, sofa) out of cardboard. Can it hold your weight? Be safe testing!

If you think this looks fun, wait ‘til you try these!