Paper Building Blocks
Category: Engineering, 6YR+, 7YR+, 8YR+, Architecture, Building, Structures
Source: Babble Dabble Do
GOAL: Demonstrate engineering for kids using paper as a structural material!
- Thick colored paper
- Paper cutter (optional) OR Exacto Knife
Select your first piece of paper and score your it vertically at the 1-inch and 2-inch marks and trim your paper completely at the 3-inch mark. (Repeat with each colored paper)
Trim the lengths of scored paper crosswise into 1-inch strips.
Cut some paper “planks,” 1-inch strips of paper that are not scored. [3 to 6 inches long]
Fold your 1-inch strips into thirds along the scored lines.
Tape the open edges together to form a triangle.
Repeat folding and cutting until you have a bunch of blocks assembled.
TIME: 1 HOUR
Go through concepts of building, architecture, and engineering through these self-made building blocks and teaching how best to build balanced structures.