My students are huge LEGO fans but not that familiar with K’NEX. It’s gratifying to see students step outside their comfort zone to discover new and different building materials.
We have a “work in progress” shelf with clear shoe boxes so students can save their work.
Blimp by Abey
I don’t know if other makerspaces are utilizing Spirograph, but it’s been a big hit at Wilson Elementary.
Students practice on white paper. When they get the hang of it, they move on to black paper and gel pens The results are breathtaking!
I am lazy. I wanted a LEGO Wall without the effort of measuring, cutting, or gluing.
So I was ecstatic when I heard about Brik Tile – LEGO Compatible Wall Tiles. The tiles have adhesive on the back. All you do is peel and stick on a clean wall. It really was that easy.
It took about 15 minutes to put up this 40″ x 40″ LEGO Wall.
Next time Brik Tile goes on sale, we’ll probably purchase two additional 6-packs and expand our LEGO Wall to 50″ x 60″.
The tiles are removeable and won’t damage most surfaces.