Materials List: New Boxes from Old

Each student needs:

  • a pair of identical, rectangular cardboard boxes; ask students to bring these from home, thus it is unlikely that any students will bring in the exact same box types; boxes that work well are small- or medium-sized product packaging boxes from cereal, crackers and pasta, macaroni and cheese, pudding, cake mix, hot chocolate, tea, instant oatmeal packets, computer diskettes, contact lens solutions, toothpaste
  • sturdy scissors
  • metric ruler
  • large envelope or zipper-style plastic bag (such as quart or gallon sizes)
  • large paper clip
  • Instructions for Students Handout

To share with the entire class:

  • masking tape, several rolls
  • transparent tape, several rolls