But first, we must learn to make a box, first. OK. It seems a little odd that I should start off this project by teaching you have to make a box, but it will all make sense soon.
I saw a variation of this project in a science project kit/book combo. However, I can't afford to spend almost $17/student (since I collect $10/year/student), so I had to figure out a way to make it affordable.
The box will become the body of the vehicle. I can easily ask the students to bring a box for this project, but I want uniformity. So, we'll make a box.
- Two pieces of construction paper
- Step 1 - Fold one corner of the construction paper.
- Step 2 - Cut out the excess and make a square.
- Step 3 - Put the corners together and fold it in half to make a triangle. Fold the top of the triangle (pointy-end) toward the bottom of the triangle in half.
- Step 4 - Fold it in half again.
- Step 5 - This is what you get. Then repeat the folding process in the opposite direction.
- Step 6 - Again, fold it in half, and then half, again to get this.
- Step 7 - A square with folding grids.
- Step 8 - Fold the opposite ends together to make a triangle. Then from the top of the triangle, make a cut two squares in from the pointy-end. Leave one square from the bottom of the triangle uncut.
- Step 9 - Leave the pointy-end pieces alone, for now.
- Then fold the pointy-end pieces over the folded pieces and tuck it under.
- Step 10 - Complete! The lid of the box is done.
- Step 11 - Now for the box bottom, this piece needs to be a little smaller. Make the first square a little smaller and cut off the excess from one side.
We'll need to make two boxes for this project. To inspire you, I've attached another photo of the finished project.