Paper Straws as Classroom Building Blocks

Over the last week I have been obsessing on paper straws. They are a great building material in the classroom. When I found the very weird sounding "Crop-O-Dile" tool I was hooked. This is not a paid promotion. I just love this tool for the classroom. You can connect paper straws, emery board, popsicle sticks and playing cards together with eyelets. Tools in classroom Makerspaces should be useful, cheap and plentiful. At St. Raymond having a one-to-one ratio of useful hand tools for students in the Makerspace is a priority. 

 Paper Straws make great building blocks for quick classroom prototypes!

Paper Straws make great building blocks for quick classroom prototypes!