Monday, February 16, 2015

Toilet Paper Tube Engineering Activity for Kids

Now you might look at this and think, "What in the world?!!!"

But let me tell you, it was FUN, educational and crazy easy to set up and then tear down. :) 
Yeah, but WHAT is it???

Well, you take a ball and make a track for it with toilet paper tubes!

 We thought it was fun to make gaps in our track--it increased the challenge and it was fun to see it soar from place to place. It was fun to watch my kids giggle and squeal and also learn little feats of engineering as they modified the track to make it work.

The extra fun part was how we made two beginnings that converged together towards the end. You can see it at the bottom of this next image.

So fun for all ages!

I think we have the worlds' most well-loved toilet paper tubes. For real! We just keep a ton of them for random activities like this. 

My kids always think they are crazy-fun to paint and decorate. 

And we've made monsters from the tubes:
 Who knew toilet paper tubes could be so fun and so educational. :)


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