NO-TECH TOYS Online

Learn about some of the oldest toys known and made around the world, using the simplest of materials like string, leaves, paper, and...skills.  This is a perfect blend of science, physics, and art!  The slideshow offers inspiration and tips for making your own creation, providing hours of kinetic experimentation and fun.  Adapt this as a design challenge focused on specific materials or toys, ie. boats, rockets, robots, and more.

Best for participants 7 and older, adult help with sharp tools may be needed
60-80 minutes

 

BASICS YOU NEED:

Internet connection

Scissors

Cereal or cracker box 

Or corrugated cardboard

Or manila folder-weight card stock

Brass brad/s

 

GETTING FANCY:

String, yarn, fabric scraps

Magazine pages or decorative paper

 

BUILD A SERIES WITH:

Art of Japanese American Internment (Online)
Fantastic Trash (Online)

Shadow Puppets (Online)