What You Need:
- A bag of gumdrops
- A box of toothpicks
- Start out with a foundation of gumdrops, and build up from there!
- Use the toothpicks to poke into the gumdrops at each intersection of toothpicks, to hold the structure together.
- Make squares, cubes, pyramids, triangles, anything you like!
Instead of gumdrops, you can use balls of clay or mini marshmallows. Each of these will dry to make a solid structure.
Which shapes make stronger structures? Make a bridge out of different shapes and see which one can hold heavier objects. This could make a good science project!