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Construction Challenges!


Have a go at these construction challenges - using mainly things you should be able to find round the house (if not, you can imrpovise!) - remember, we'd love to see them on the BLOG!


Paper Structures:

There are many different types of construction challenges requiring little more than a newspaper and a roll of tape or a ball of string…

  • What is the tallest tower you can build from 6 sheets of newspaper? Can your tower support the weight of a small cuddly toy?
  • Can you make a bridge to span the distance of 30cm that will support 8 toy cars? (or raisin boxes!)
  • Can you build a table from newspaper that will support the weight of 5 paper back books?
  • Can you build a structure large enough to sit inside?


Balloon Powered Vehicles

Can you make a moving vehicle powered by nothing more than the air inside a blown up balloon?#

Be as creative as you like when it comes to choosing whether it travels across land, water or air!

Materials will vary depending on what you choose to make but I suggest a few basics:

  • Balloons
  • Straws
  • Tape
  • String
  • Elastic bands
  • Pegs


Improve it! Challenge

An improve it challenge requires you to take an everyday object (with permission!!!!) and find ways to make it work better. It could be a matter of making it smaller or lighter, more powerful, multifuctional, more economical or more energy efficient.

While any every day object will work (within reason) here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Money box
  • Shoe
  • Torch
  • Pencil
  • Plastic coffee cup / flask


Additional materials required to complete the challenge will obviously depend on the object and the modifcations but start with construction basics such as the following to help you build your new improved prototype:

  • Cardboard boxes/
  • Card
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Plastic bags
  • String
  • Tape
  • Safety scissors

Easter fun from Hampshire Music!

Click below for active Easter games and challenges

Lego Challenge

Spring Craft!


Please upload any photos of craft you do to the BLOG we would love to see it!