Making with Chenille Stems

Making and Engineering challenges to Build imagination, teamwork, and making skills with chenille stems.

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Making with Chenille Stems

  • Using chenille stems, make a container for materials such as marbles, ping pong balls or tennis balls.

  • How many different ways can you attach chenille stems together other than twisting?

  • Can you create a tall tower using only chenille stems? How tall is it?

  • Make a cube using chenille stems.

  • Make Truss designs. will they hold weight?

  • How many different devices can you create to retrieve a ball 6 ft. away?

  • Devise a communication system to send a message using Chenille stems of different colors.

  • Create a puppet show using only chenille stems. What would the story be about?

  • Design a costume that uses chenille stems as part of the costume.

  • Make an insect out of the chenille stems? How could you get he insect to move without your hand touching the insect?

  • What other animal features (like tails, or horns) can you depict using chenille stems? Create a presentation that includes five features.

  • Using chenille stems, create a way to carry an egg from one side of the room to another without breaking the egg.

  • Using chenille stems, make an invention to help a teacher.

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