Cardboard Creation

For this challenge, you will build something (anything!) out of cardboard. We are looking for fun, creative, outside-the-box (Ha! Get it?) thinking. You could make a model, machine, invention, character, appliance, piece of furniture, sculpture – you name it, you create it!

consider this

key terms

architect: (noun) someone who creates plans to be used in making something

component: (noun) one of the individual parts making up a larger entity

beam: (noun) a long thick piece of material used in construction

material: (noun) substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object


design a solution

generate an idea

What is something cool and creative you can make out of cardboard? What is something that no one has ever made out of cardboard?

design and build a prototype

How can you creatively use the cardboard that you have? What looks good? How can you manipulate the cardboard so that it looks cool? What is the best way to creatively attach your cardboard?

share your idea

Film a short (Max 2 min video) pitch of your invention. Include details like who is it for, what problem does it solve, etc. Have fun! Upload/share your video to twitter, facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to tag us!

example solutions

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