Materials List: Cool Puppy!
A Doghouse Design Project

  • 1 toy dog that represents the “found puppy” for the class, such as a 6 x 6-inch stuffed or plastic toy, to which students refer when designing, measuring, “buying” supplies, constructing the doghouse; note that a bigger “puppy” size increases the amount of project supplies needed
  • markers, crayons, colored pencils, colored paper
  • assortment of building supplies, such as Styrofoam, aluminum foil, paper, saran wrap, plastic bottles, cardboard, construction paper, straws, bubble wrap, felt squares, toilet paper rolls, foam plates and cups, foam squares, foam board, newspaper, craft sticks, mylar, etc.
  • assortment of adhesives and tools, such as white glue, hot glue, tape, scissors
  • light/heat sources for testing, one for each doghouse, such as a 250-watt full spectrum heat lamp that is UL approved; example bulb:
  • (optional) bigger boxes, into which the doghouses are placed, to help concentrate the heat
  • numerous room thermometers; each doghouse test requires 2 thermometers (inside/outside doghouse)
  • timer, to time 30 minutes