Paper Engineering

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Using paper and sellotape, construct an item that can span a gap / carry an object


A4 paper or newspaper (could limit amount provided to add to the challenge)
Item to be supported, eg. bar of chocolate


Give each team some paper and a roll of sellotape. They have 15-20 mins to construct an item (eg. bridge, chair, tower) that will carry a bar of chocolate, or span a gap of a certain size, or to build the longest bridge or tallest tower.


  • Bridge
  • bridge building
  • construction
  • engineering
  • paper
  • tower

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  • Creative - Problem solving
  • Creative - Problem solving