Make something with Rubber bands. (Or binders, laggy bands, elastics, elastic band, lackey bands, and laggy bands…what do YOU call them?).
Rubber bands are generally used to hold objects together, but what else have you or your children used them for? Have you wrapped them around Easter eggs, cinched them together to make a paintbrush, added them to a catapult, used them to make tie dye, or glued them to wood to make a rubber stamp?
What can you do with rubber bands, or what HAVE you done with rubber bands? The project should be executed by children, but adults are welcome to facilitate or collaborate if the mood strikes!
To join in on the Experiment
- Use rubber bands, along with any other materials of your choice.
- Attach a link to your blog post, a YouTube video, or photo of the experiment along with a description of what you and/or your child/ren did in the comment section below.
- There is no deadline for this project.
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some thoughts to get you started:
- Add nails to a piece of wood and let your kids design a picture with rubber bands, like this from Jojoebi or this from the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory Interactive Science Center
- Create patterns with rubber bands and glue them down. Look at this for inspiration.
- Think of rubber bands as a sculptural medium. Use glue or a glue gun to adhere them together. Here’s an idea and here’s another.
Instructions for adding an image file
- Click on the “Choose File” button (below the “Submit” button)
- Choose a JPEG file from your computer
- Type in a description of your experiment into the comment text box
- Click the “Submit Comment” button
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