Popsicle sticks, straws, a stack of paper and foam plates, toothpicks, bags and tape on the tables. All for U.O.I. that afternoon. Our innovation project that afternoon was to take normal, ordinary things and make something interesting and new.
Me and Aiya were partners, so we walked over to the material table to see if we could get some ideas.
“Lets get the popsicle sticks, a cup, the foam and paper plates and see if we can make toothpicks work.” I told Aiya confidently.
So we got the materials and went to our table to make a plan. I thought about making a steam looser that cooled the small thing that the our prototype would hold. So first, I had Aiya cut out the middle of the paper plate while I tried to cut out the bottom of the cup. When Aiya was done with the plate, I asked her if she could finish the cup and cut off the handle. So I then got to work on taping the popsicle sticks together so we could later tape those to the cup later. In fact, I also tried to put toothpicks in the tape, but that turned up a nightmare. They wouldn’t stay or anything.
“Hey Aiya, the toothpicks will NOT work. Not at all.” I reported to Aiya.
When Aiya was done cutting, she began to tape then plates together and later stick the cup onto the foam plate which was on top. Soon, I got to tape the popsicle sticks to the top of the cup. When we were done, we triple-tapped the cup to the plate so it would not fall apart. After, we put it on the table and the groups got called up one by one to take a picture. Be sure to check out the photo below!
So here is the story of my innovation! Please comment on what you like and what additions you would have made. Remember, though, this is just the prototype and many changes will be made in the future parts of the project, so I don’t want to see anything angry in the comments, please. Also, be sure to comment on your favorite parts. I learned that anyone can be an innovator because an innovator is someone who takes things that are already invented and makes them into something new. Thank you for reading and please subscribe to me!