Build Newspaper Structures

Build a pyramid or geodesic dome using newspaper!

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 10 - 14

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

Learn how to turn newspapers into strong dowels suitable for building various structures! Pyramids and geodesic domes are a good starting place, but we know you’ll come up with new and exciting ideas we haven’t thought of yet. You'll be an architect in no time!

4 What Materials Do I Need?

lots of newspaper (full sized newspaper is the best), scotch tape, round toothpicks (not flat), ruler, felt pen, scissors, patience

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

6 My Guide!

Hello, I'm Glenn. I have had a lifelong interest in science, technology, nature, math, building things, & much more. Perhaps what makes me unique is that when I dress as a mad scientist, my friends tell me it's not a costume. Hope to see you in my classes. Until then I need to work in my secret lab on my d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ ̶r̶a̶y̶ hamster maze.

I regret to admit that I have eaten a brain sandwich...