Summer is almost here and that means it is time for fun Summer learning! Make sandcastles form cardboard rolls and have a sandcastle engineering challenge- who can build the highest(and strongest) sandcastle!
Sandcastle Engineering using cardboard rolls
This engineering activity is such a frugal and fun activity that only takes minutes to prepare. Older kids can even help to cut the sandcastles and work on planning and cutting skills while doing so. This Sandcastle Engineering using cardboard rolls is sure to be a new favorite activity to recycle in your house.
You will only need:
- cardboard/toilet paper rolls
- colored craft sticks
- colored craft foam/cardboard
To make this fun educational, summer activities Cut a variety of sizes of “sandcastles” using the cardboard or toilet paper rolls, the more the better. The edges of the sandcastles don’t need to be perfect either. Make a few flags- using the craft sticks and triangles from craft foam/cardboard, to add to the challenge and to add a bit of color too!
Let the challenge begin: see how many rolls you can use to make a sturdy structure. How high can you go?
Add flags as finishing touches, but be careful, it might just make your structure unstable or it will just fall through…
STEM Activities for Kids
Building sandcastles from cardboard rolls is the perfect STEM Activities for Kids of all ages, for a large group or party and also to work in teams! Have frugal fun this Summer engineering sandcastles!
More Summer STEM ideas:
FREE Educational Sandcastle Activities
Looking for more educational activities this summer? Practice tracing lowercase letters with these FREE Letter Tracing Castles. Working on numbers? Try practicing counting and tracing numbers with these FREE Number Tracing Sandcastles. Or practice counting and tracing numbers with these FREE hands-on playdough counting mats.