Friday, September 24, 2010

How to Make a Paper Table

In October, The Hillwood Herald will be interviewing two people, Adam and Judy, who have just helped with the PBS series DESIGN SQUAD. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing their challenges during our Hillwood Herald work sessions. DESIGN SQUAD, according to PBS Kids, is "high-energy, high-drama reality TV" that lets kids like you show off your smarts when designing and building working solutions for real-world clients—people who are hungry for clever ideas from a new generation of innovators.

Today, I did the Paper Table Challenge from Judy and Adam (you can see it and more on the PBS Kids site). I used the following materials:
  • Newspaper 
  • Masking tape
  • and a piece of cardboard
I must say, it is kind of hard, but my table could hold two small books weighing altogether a few ounces, (which is a fail), but if you brainstormed a little bit more, it could hold a couple pounds.

For this project you need to: First, plan carefully. Second, think of how much weight it can hold, and third...wish for the best.

This project, I have to say, was actually pretty fun to do. Yet, at some moments pretty challenging! All I have to say is, my table wouldn't exactly win a beauty contest...

On PBSkids go!, you can find this project, along with instructions, and more creative ideas and videos.

Watch Erion and Nikita building their Table Top Challenge. Then, scroll to their post to see if it worked.

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