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Materials and Equipment

Materials and Equipment: Around the House

Cardboard, plastic bottles, cans, markers,material/clothing, thread, glue (Elmer’s/glue sticks),tape, cups, straws, toothpicks, paperclips, staples,nails, screws, scissors, mat knife, sandpaper, cottonballs, pins and colored pins, twigs, sticks, driedweeds and flowers, boxes, medicine bottles (makesure these are cleaned well), unwanted and/orbroken items (such as toys), sandpaper, etc.

Materials and Equipment:From the Store

Styrofoam, construction paper, x-acto knife, wire,mat board, metal straight edge, cardboard, wood,packaging, plastic piping, balsa wood, landscapematerials, model store grass and lichen, boxes, etc. These can be bought, but it is preferable if they canbe donated and/or “scavenged” Some examples of stores and business that aregood sources: Flea markets, garage sales, officesand businesses, tradesmen (plumbers, electricians,etc.), home improvement stores, hobby stores, artstores (such as Michael’s) and contractors.

Moving Part

Suggested ways to do this are through:

Must be able to have the motion repeated. Must be closely related to a function of the city

Construction Methods and Ideas

Model Enhancements

Transporting Your Model

Repair Supplies

You should have materials on hand to be able to repair your model(new elements or construction not allowed) These should include tape, glue, extra model elements, items to keep/repair moving part and for fixing the base and sides.

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