What’s so great about our Straws and Connectors? Besides the colors, the simplicity of combinations, and the potential for lessons about geometric structure? Learn more below!
There are two simple components in the Straws and Connectors pack: the straws, which come in a variety of bright and fun colors, and the connectors, which feature 6 prongs to position the straws in any direction.
The most basic shape that students can easily construct is a square using the straws and connectors. Add on more straws and connectors to fill in the structure and turn the square into a cube!
Explore more three-dimensional shapes and talk about their properties as students build them.
The straws are long enough that they can be bent to make curves in the structure, so you are not simply limited to making square structures. It’s a great cooperative material as well! Students can work on separate pieces and combine them all together to make a larger sculpture. This way, children use their skills in coordination, cooperation and critical thinking to create a finished piece.
We challenged our students to build their own projects separately from each other. Students first had to brainstorm their ideas and then bring their projects to life. Can you guess what this project will be?
You can see how this art camper continued creating curves in her structure. This perfectly illustrates just how versatile our Straws and Connectors are!
This art camper made a boat!
And this is a rocket!
Straws and Connectors are a perfect gift to your children this holiday season! Give your students the ability to exercise multiple motor functions while creating sculptures they can truly be proud of!
See more about the R6085 Straws and Connectors here:
- Visit the site for more information. Get a look at some of our suggested diagrams for Straws and Connectors!
- Our local art gallery featured our Straws and Connectors here
- A guest poster presents her son with Straws and Connectors for Christmas!
- Check out this group building structures activity!
What else can you make with the Straws and Connectors?
- Use our Straws and Connectors to design this ingenious take on a hand fan!
Do you have a Straws and Connectors pack? If so, what kinds of structures did you make with them? We’d love to read your comments below!
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