Building Tiles!

Activity Nine


What can we as engineers make with everyday materials?

Let’s create a construction toy out of cardboard!

By the end of this activity, and some parental assistance, you will have a bunch of pieces that can be used to build a variety of structures!


In the activity, you will create a simple building element out of cardboard

What other types of elements will you be able to create with? What can you build with them?


  • Markers
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


Step 1

Cut cardboard sheet into small sections, no more than 3×4 inches

Step 2

Trim small 3/4 inch slots into the cardboard pieces.  All slots should be in the same location on the cardboard.

Step 3

Color and stack the pieces!


Click here to download reflection sheet