Materials List: Stop the Flopping:
Designing Soccer Shin Guards

Each group will decide on the appropriate supplies to use based on their selected design. The teacher can determine what materials are available for the class; however, in order to adhere to the principle of designing within constraints, encourage students to bring in and use recycled materials and donated items!  Some materials the teacher might wish to have on hand for groups to share are below; this is by no means an exhaustive list.

  • glue gun (one per group)
  • glue sticks
  • duct tape
  • elastic of varying lengths
  • fabric cut into “fat quarters” or 45.75 cm x 55.90 cm (18 in. x 22 in.)
  • sewing needles
  • spools of thread in various colors
  • flexible plastic from recycled three-ring binders or two-liter soda bottles
  • Styrofoam or similar packing material saved from shipping packages
  • sponges or “magic” erasers
  • cardboard of varying thickness, such as cereal boxes or moving boxes)