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!
Wednesday, Jan 26
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What's the best tool to use for a clue-hunting adventure? Open up your Builder Box and let's invent a brand new gadget to help solve mysteries together!  

MATERIALS NEEDED

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

Thursday, Jan 27
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Clue-hunting gadgets are no good without really juicy clues! Come explore what makes a clue super handy and let's invent our own as we use go on a special clue scavenger hunt!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Clue hunting gadgets (optional)

Shoes

Paper

Skin-safe coloring supplies

Your very own Builder Box (clean recyclables, blocks, legos, magnatiles, 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)

Oh no! Our friend Birdy hurt her wing! Let's build a flying machine to help Birdy get home!

MATERIALS NEEDED

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

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)

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)

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)

Are you ready for the Stuffy Olympics? Let's invent special protective gear like helmets and shoes to get our stuffies ready for the big games!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Stuffy

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

If you could be a dinosaur, what would you look like? What cool features would you have? Let's use the items in our Builder Box to invent unique dinosaur costumes!

MATERIALS NEEDED

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

Dinosaurs had to protect their eggs to keep them safe, but how did they make sure the eggs would not break? Let's invent a new way to keep our baby dinosaurs safe and sound!

MATERIALS NEEDED

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

Paleontologists study dinosaur bones and fossils from a long time ago. Let's use our Builder Boxes to craft our own smart dig!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Container

Flour or sand

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