Calling all inventors, builders, and makers! Let's use our engineering skills to help people by creating inventive gadgets using our Builder Box of maker supplies!
Monday, Jul 26
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Paper and cardboard are made from trees, but can we make trees from paper and cardboard? Let’s work together to create a tree with a sturdy trunk, long branches, and lots of leaves!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Paper or cardboard

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Thursday, Jul 29
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At Beanstalk, we love how fast and fun slides are! Let's invent a unique and incredible super slide together!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Friday, Jul 30
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Let's create a special container to help transport treasure wherever we go!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

On Demand

We need your help, Beanstalk Builders! There is a cat stuck in a tree. Let's brainstorm and build a new invention to save the kitty!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Two sisters are ready for lunch but there is a problem. They only have enough bread for one sandwich! Let's brainstorm and build a new invention that helps the sisters share!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Come together for a teleportation adventure! Construct an amazing invention using materials found in your own home!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Our friend Charlie needs your help! We all love playing in the playground and Charlie uses a wheelchair. Let's build a new invention to help him play with us!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Have you ever felt sad? Rover the Robot isn't feeling super happy today and needs some help! Let's invent a gadget to help our robot friend feel better!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Uh oh! There is a mess and we need your help to pick it up! Let's build a new and exciting invention to clean up this big mess! 

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Soleil loves music but doesn't have any instruments to play. Help us invent a new musical instrument and create our very own Beanstalk band to play in together!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Here at Beanstalk, we have lots of plants, trees, and vines that need watering! Let's create an invention that helps to water everything at once!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Do you make your bed every morning? Let's invent a super fun machine that helps us make our beds!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Different types of food call for different ways of eating but what if we want to eat a lot of foods at once? Let's invent an eating utensil that will help us enjoy any dish!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

It is starting to get warm out! Let's invent something that keeps us cool and protected through the summer months!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Picking out an outfit can be tough! Let's invent a machine that helps us get our clothes ready for the day!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Spot needs to cross a roaring river on his way home! Let's create an invention to help our friend get home safely!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Welcome to Camp Beanstalk!

Come experiment with different kinds of soapy materials as we build summer bubble makers!


MATERIALS NEEDED

Soap

Bowl

Towel

Food coloring (optional)

Corn syrup (optional)

Corn starch (optional)

Welcome to Camp Beanstalk!

Have you ever built something silly? Let's use food to make a fun tower!


MATERIALS NEEDED

Spaghetti or toothpicks

Mini marshmallows or gummies

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Sometimes we have to send presents all around the world! Let's invent a fun way to package presents safely for travel that is good for the planet too!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Something to give as a gift

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

What if our stuffies wanted to take flight? Let's build an invention to protect our stuffies while they learn to fly!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Stuffy

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Welcome to Camp Beanstalk!

When it rains, it pours! Grab some materials that could keep us dry and let's invent an umbrella that is even better than the ones we have!


MATERIALS NEEDED

Container of water

Towel

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Mornings can be so busy! Let's invent a machine that makes breakfast so we can snooze a little longer!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)

Welcome to Camp Beanstalk!

How can we use our brainpower to navigate choppy waters? Let's invent a floating device that can carry us safely across a river!


MATERIALS NEEDED

Container of water

Towel

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magna-tiles, cardboard, construction paper, tape, straws, pipe cleaners, clothespins)