Grommets, Eyelets & Rivets, are all names to describe a bit of metal that you squish between two surfaces to hold them in compression. This year we have found that using the Crop-a-Dile tool students from 2nd through 8th grade can create rotary joints in craft sticks and thin pieces of metal. Students in our 5th grade class wondered why we could not use the laser cutter to etch the enamel on these eyelets and combine that with LED’s. The resulting effect really supports the union of steAm and stEam.
Great projects come from great techniques. I think our 5th graders just nailed it with this one!