Saturday, October 19, 2013

Craft Stick Truss Bridges

We have been having so much fun in our new Maker Lab this year. The kids are going crazy with building. One that we had a lot of fun with was a craft stick truss bridge. I find that getting the students excited about a project will instantaneously bolster their creativity. The bridges are a perfect example.

We started with a simple 46-stick bridge like this one.

After building we decided to try it out! How much can the bridge hold? Two soup cans were just a bit too much weight for this bridge...

Then we decided to give a life-sized 12-foot bridge a try! You can drive past our school and see it for yourself!

Do you want to try the craft stick truss bridge out at home or in your classroom? I just posted a tutorial at my TeachersPayTeachers Store with full color instructions for just $1.99. Click here to check it out!