Based on the"Going Green" theme, my high school technology class has been assigned to create a line of cardboard costumes using slotted construction technology. The costumes are each designed to be economically friendly by using only recycled cardboard. This also makes them cheap, and easy to construct. The targeted age range for this costume line is anywhere from 11 to 13 years old.
To design and construct a cardboard costume using slotted construction. This costume must be simple enough to be made and worn by a middle school child.
-Resemble a shark
-Be somewhat durable
-Be easy to store
-Wearer must be able to move in it
-Support itself on the wearer
-Somewhat easy to make
Costume has to...
-Be made entirely made out of cardboard
-Utilize slotted construction.
-Fit a middle school child
-Simple enough for 11-13 years olds to construct
Materials you will need:
(S1) 20 square feet of single ply cardboard
(T1) Utility knife- Used to cut parts out of cardboard.
(T2) Ruler- Used to measure parts.
(T3) Pencil- Used to mark where cuts will be made (optional/Not used in instructions)
(P1) Main body (2)
(P2) Front end (1)
(P3) Back end (1)
(P4) Head (1)
(P5) Tail (1)
(P6) Fin (2)
(P7) Top support piece (back) (1)
*( NOTE- In the pictures I am using a model that is not to perfect scale)