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Cardboard Crustacean

     Cardboard is a material that can do more than just store junk. For a school project, a costume had to be designed using cardboard and slotted construction. The costume also belonged to a line of costumes with a similar marine theme. Going green was also a theme for this project. The next part of this task was to post said costume design on Instructables. A step by step format  accompanied with pictures was the format designated for the project.
Hermit Crab Design Brief
     I had to design a costume made entirely of cardboard that was held together with only slotted construction. The costume also had to be a part of a group that other members of my team designed.
Hermit Crab Specifications
- The costume must be marine themed.
- The costume must fit into the group theme.
- The costume must be designed for children between 10 and 13 years old.
- The costume must be flat packable
Hermit Crab Limitations
- The costume can be made of only cardboard
- The costume parts can only be attached with slotted construction
- No tape can be used
- The costume must use easily obtained cardboard
What You Need
 Supply list
S1- TWO PLY, LARGE CARDBOARD SHEET TO CUT SHELL AND BODY PARTS OUT OF.
1 25IN.X25IN.
THIS CARDBOARD SHOULD BE TWO PLY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO CUT BUT STURDY.
S2- ONE PLY CARDBOARD SHEET TO CUT BODY PIECE CONNECTORS OUT OF.
1 35IN.X8IN.
THIS CARDBOARD SHOULD BE THIN BECAUSE THE CONNECTORS WILL NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE.
The cardboard needed can be appliance or furniture boxes.
Tools and Equipment list
T1- CUTTING MAT
PLACED BELOW CARDBOARD WHEN CUTTING TO PREVENT SCRATCHING SURFACES BELOW THE CARDBOARD.
T2- UTILITY KNIFE
CUT COSTUME PARTS OUT OF THE CARDBOARD SHEETS.
T3- RULER
MEASURE THE PARTS OF THE COSTUME WHEN DRAWING THEM TO MAKE THE PARTS THE PROPER SIZE.
T4- PENCIIL
 DRAW EACH PART NEEDED TO ASSEMBLE THE COSTUME.
PART LIST
P1- x1 SMALL SHELL
P2- x1 MEDIUM SHELL
P3- x1 LARGE SHELL
P4- x1 BODY PIECE- BACK
P5- x1 BODY PIECE- FRONT
P6- x6 BODY CONNECTOR
(See Plan of Procedures document for more information)
 

 
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