Materials List: Engineering a Handcrafted Cement Shape

Each group needs:

  • graph paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • protractor (for advanced shapes)
  • gloves
  • plastic sign (for example “House for Sale” or “No Trespassing”; these will provide the basis for the mold, so any similar material will also work)
  • glue gun
  • cellophane tape
  • disposable bowl
  • tray
  • ruler

For each student:

For the entire class to share:

  • quick-set cement or resin (two-part clear coating & casting resin)
  • water
  • variety of craft items such as pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, pom-poms, etc. (these can be as minimal or as creative as desired)