Flex Friday Activities!
Flex Friday Activity #1: Whack-A-Virus Cardboard Game! Click HERE for Materials list!
A Small, Empty Bottle of Purell
Upcycled Cardboard (0.16 in thickness is ideal)
A Toilet Paper Tube
5 or more Popsicle Sticks (4.5 in x 3/8 in is best)
3 Plastic or Wooden Dowels, 3.5 inches each (could substitute with popsicle sticks, straws, or chopsticks)
Green 1-inch Wide Pom Poms (or yarn so you can make your own)
6 Googly Eyes
~90 Small Red Beads
A small tool handle (I used an X-Acto blade handle but you could substitute with a small screwdriver, popsicle sticks, a toothbrush handle, or another small stick/handle-like object)
(Optional) Washi Tape
(Optional) A Glue Stick or Mounting Adhesive
(Optional) Blue Painters Tape / Masking Tape
(Optional) Colorful Cardstock or construction paper (This tutorial shows the use of cardstock, but you could alternatively leave the box cardboard color or paint it with acrylic paints)
Flex Friday 2: Your choice of fun projects: Click HERE to see them!
Flex Friday #3: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! Click HERE for Instructions and a Material list.
Enjoy young Padawans!
Flex Friday #4: Outdoor Activities and a Trebuchet!
Anyway, I am posting as many cool projects as I can find, things that are relatively easy to do with common materials. I have had so many FANTASTIC responses! I am working on the second video which will showcase student work. I am SO impressed with what you have made so far. You make me so proud. I want, more than anything, for you all to be MAKERS! I want you to be people who problem solve, and make things to solve problems, and for fun! That is why I have been posting videos of me making stuff! I want you to see how I make what I need, and make because it is FUN and it makes me feel so great!
Remember, no stress. Enjoy the projects, and have FUN! It looks like I will also be hosting google hangouts, so I can answer questions then, model techniques, and maybe even make something with you.
One small request, please stop writing to tell me you don't have materials. Like I said, do what you can, and if you can't get materials, or the project isn't for you, no problem! No need to tell me.
Talk to you all soon, miss you!
Baking Soda Rockets
Trebuchet from a business card
Learn to tie 4 basic knots (bowline, clove hitch, square knot, and bowline with stopper knot)
Moon phase wall art
4 types of bird feeder
Flex Friday #5: Memorial Day Fun!
As we close in on Memorial day, please enjoy one of these projects to create patriotic projects in honor of our fallen heroes.
1. The first is an American Flag mosaic from newspaper or magazines. This can be done on any medium, meaning you do not need a canvas like the one in the instructable. You can use any paper and glue on appropriately colored pieces of paper to create your flag.
Use a Pringles can, bamboo skewers, and some cling wrap to make a solar oven!
Make Red, Blue, and white Jell-O to help celebrate Memorial Day!
Place this in your window at night to show others your support for our fallen heroes!
Flex Friday 6: Project Extravaganza!
So, keep it up! I am going to include a bunch of projects here that are based on scientific principals. I hope to see you take on some of them and explore the science behind them. Keep up the great work kids, I am incredibly proud!
1. Static Electricity Super Powers
2. Homemade Kazoo
3. Water clock
4. Paper-Mache Hearts
5. Folder Kaleidoscope
6. Rainbow in a Bottle
7. Exploring Ice
Flex Friday #7: Father's Day Projects
Check out this cool video by Ben Linehan! He is the one who first showed this to me! I also added another video showing a more complex "cobra weave"!
Flex Friday 8: Final Flex Friday IDEA JOURNAL and 6 Summer Projects/Activities
This will be your last Flex Friday Assignment for this school year. I'll post some new projects here, but I would ask that throughout your summer, if you have the itch to make something, come back to the previous assignments here that you haven't completed and do one! I would also ask that you use your imaginations! Grab a small notebook and keep it with you. Make the notebook unique and your own. Write a list of things you would like to make, and if you really like an idea, sketch it out! Draw what it may look like, how it might go together and work, what materials would you make it out of, what will it do, what is the purpose? Share your projects with me over the summer! I will do the same.
Floating Tricks You Should See
Dish Soap Water Surface Tension Experiment
Robotic Straw Hand