One of my favorite books to read to my Kinder GT class when we talk about Inventor Thinking is Christina Katerina and the Box by Patricia Gauch. Christina is a very creative young lady who finds all sorts of uses for the box delivered to their house “on a refrigerator.” Her mother keeps trying to dispose of the box that is cluttering their front yard, but Christina keeps thinking of new uses for it. To her, it is anything but a box (or clutter).
Following up on yesterday’s post, I thought you might like some more “make something” resources – and, as you may have guessed, they all have to do with boxes. Since I am gearing up my students to participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge again in October, I am always on the lookout for cardboard ideas. Thanks to @JeanneReed1 for tweeting the link to the awesome Makerspace Pinterest Board where I found the Inventor’s Box idea pictured below. Here is that one, and a few others I’ve run across recently (and, yes, the first one totally appeals to the “tech nerd” in me!):