- 10mm sq wood
- Triangle corners
- C-corners joint
- Card (old boxes made of corrugated card is ideal)
- Paper straws (Art straws)
- Lynks corner jigs
- Junior hack saws
- Bench hooks
- Glue spreaders
- Glue pots
The Bug Tower Project
This is a great project to introduce the students to the basic tools and the process of building a 3 dimensional structure. With the idea of creating a home for the ‘mini-beasts’ there are many links we can make to environmental studies, such as sustainability and biodegradability and then studying how many beasts take up residence, identifying them and finding out about their lives.
The students begin by making two identical frames, which are the two sides of the tower. Use the cutting list and template for the students to measure and construct the frame.
Lynks corner jig Pva glue on triangular card and place in jig Place long stick first Place second stick and glue triangle on top
Once the two frames are complete and dry, remove the red jigs and cut 4 pieces of the wood using the green template size 115mm
You will use these to create the 3D model using the red jigs and special corner triangles.