This activity is another "straight from the dumpster" activity - using something that would otherwise be trashed.
Take newspapers. Roll a few sheets together. Tape closed. Build.
Encourage kids to experiment with different ways to build.
Suggest they solve any problems they encounter.
"What could we do to help the rolls stand up?"
"The ends are rolling out. What could we do to stop that?"
To make more stable and permanent structures, use tape to attach the rolls together.
You could use pages from a old atlas or magazines instead of newspaper pages.
Or roll the newspaper on a diagonal to make longer rolls with tapered edges.
We love to build and we love to reuse materials. This activity is perfect!
(Check out my Dollar Store and Dumpster Pinterest Board for more repurpose/reuse ideas!)