What I am up to now:
Sharing out the photo of the poster that @ManuelHerrera33 helped (really, took over and did an amazing job on when we were in the MakerSpace at METC) make for you MiniMakers workshop. Kids can do this too! As they discover there is an whole world of sophisticated connections and engineering concepts that go into low-cost / low-fi building. I am adding some from the awesome science teachers at Webster's Steger school below to further inspire!
Great article and image of cardboard attachments: Art of Ed
Why I think this is important:
When we build by hand we see our ideas immediately. We are able to correct, fix, make modifications and share our ideas. I think when we start off with few variables we are able to really learn what works and what doesn't.
Here are some of my favorite things you need to start building:
EK Success Heavy Duty Punch, 1/8-Inch Circle
This is great for making small holes for brads and other connections.
Tacky Glue Pens- Set of 24 (Item # TACKYPEN)
Tacky glue pens are great for precision gluing. Tacky is a great adhesive for cardboard, cardstock and fabric.
Bauxko 8" x 10" Chipboard Pads, 22 Pt, 50 Pack (CBP810-50)This is thin enough to cut with scissors and strong enough to create and make precision ideas and creations.
(Otherwise, use recycled cracker or cereal boxes.)
Iuhan 50 PCS Clear Sewing Craft Quilt Binding Plastic Clips Clamps Pack
Clamps to hold your creations in place while they dry.
Uhu Stic Permanent Blue Application Glue StickThis glue is the best (in my opinion). It goes on blue so kids understand where they put it. It is great for cardstock (not so great for chipboard).
Acco Plated Brass Fasteners, 100 CountBrads help make ideas move!