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Sandcastle Engineering using cardboard rolls

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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 toilet paper rolls - this is such a fun, clever and unique diy building activity. I love how this recycles / upcycles to reuse a common household item to make your own toy. . Perfect for summer busy bags #stem #summerlearning #kidsactivities

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

Summer Activities

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?

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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

Practice tracing lowercase alphabet letters with these super cute Alphabet Sandcastles. Super cute Number sandcastles help preschool and kindergarten age kids practice counting and tracing numbers this summer. FREE Sandcastle Playdough mats for counting and tracing numbers for summer learning with preschoolers and kindergartners

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.

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Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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