In part three of our ABCs of Making series, we're exploring one of the most versatile materials out there: cardboard!
We recently closed the Cardboard Speed Challenge over at Instructables and got an amazing 295 entries in TWO WEEKS. Two weeks, y'all! That is beyond what we would have ever hoped for. Even our eight week contests don't get that many entries!
While I've always believed cardboard is the perfect material for makers of all skill levels, the huge success we had with this contest really cemented that belief.
Let's take a look at some of the winners to see a sampling of what you can make with cardboard!
Tensegrity Cardboard Projects
Tensegrity projects have been all the rage on social media lately! We ended up with two awesome tensegrity projects in our winners. One is a full size side table from author JoopB1. The other is a tiny cardboard sculpture from author MiketheMaker.
Isn't it amazing the amount of detail you can get with cardboard, glue and paint? We loved the use of different types of cardboard on the DIY cardboard house. The paint job and use of paper clay on the mushroom house gives it loads of texture!
Cardboard Flying Machines
Be sure to check out the rest of the winners and entrants in our Cardboard Speed Challenge. Maybe you'll find your next project!
In the meantime, please see our recent posts titled Hello Tinkercad Friends! Let’s #TinkerTogether and Parents Guide to Starting Kids in Tinkercad. They provide more information on some of Tinkercad’s useful features for parents, teachers, and students.