Today, after tool training, with a few rolls of the die we determined we would build together a Creature with:
But before we could build those things, we needed a body to attach them to! The group decided, that because they also really wanted to build a house, the legs should be long enough for us to stand under!
Our group were natural collaborators and before we knew it there we had 4 huge legs!
There were definitely some hickups along the way. Did you know there is more than one way to connect 4 equal length pieces of wood? The legs definitely weren't all exactly the same :)
Isaiah figured out how to stabilize a long piece of wood while his partner was busy cutting!
Then it was time for lunch and a dance party!
We connected the legs together to stabilize them and got ready to add a spine and some ribs!
Meanwhile, some wings were forming in the back of the shop!
It took everyone of us to lift the spine and ribs and fasten them to the legs, first with clamps, then screws.
Now we could add all the appendages! Everyone worked with each other to help create and attach wings, horns, hairs and abs!
After we stopped building and reset the workshop, we recalled the Tinkering School Goals we had introduced that morning:
and reflected on how we had accomplished one or more of them that day by drawing.
I noticed everyone challenging themselves to continue working on things that were difficult or maybe just not that exciting in the moment. I also heard repeated announcements of "This is such a fun day!"
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