Materials List: Form vs. Function

Each group needs:

  • 1 cardboard box of at least 1 foot square (with an open side, see Figure 1)

Photo shows a 1 foot by 1 foot box with an open top. A red yardstick lies nearby.
Figure 1. The correctly-sized "room" (box) is for the activity.
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  • 4 cello sponges, 2x4 in.
  • several sheets of any color construction paper
  • several sheets of felt cloth, approximately 8 x 10 each
  • 1 pair of scissors

To share with the entire class:

  • duct tape
  • clear (cellophane or transparent) tape
  • variety of multi-colored markers
  • 15-30 sheets of plain white paper (can use recycled)