Pencil Power |

See what you can make with just pencils and rubber bands! | |

- 2 packs of pencils
- 20 rubber bands
Instructions
- Make a square with 4 pencils lying flat.
- Connect each eraser with rubber bands.
- Attach one pencil standing upright to each corner.
- Attach 4 more pencils to create a square on top of that.
- Take 4 more pencils and attach at one end.
- Bring the ends of those together to create a point or triangular shape.
- Attach 3 more pencils above that to make the point or antenna of the building.
Ideas
- How long can you make a pencil antenna before it topples over?
- Can you make a long pencil pointer and write with it? (How long can you make it before you lose control?)
- Can you make other buildings or geometric shapes out of pencils and rubber bands? See
**Triangle Stand**for another idea.)
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This math craft was created in January 2004 by Ricky R., grade 5, Philip G. Vroom Elementary School, Ms. Geis's class, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S. |

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