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Spring Break Camp 2016 - Day 4

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Ella uses a hand saw to cut a specialty piece.

Ella uses a hand saw to cut a specialty piece.

Today was about details!

Alex connects the ramp sides together.

Alex connects the ramp sides together.

The Escher Stair team started and finished ramps today, with complicated angles.  

We measure fabric to see if there is enough to cover all of the walls.

We measure fabric to see if there is enough to cover all of the walls.

The Magic Grow Room team had to figure out what kind of material to use to sheath the wall frames with. We measured plywood, paper and then fabric and decided to use the fabric because there was a lot of it and it was silky.

Cecile records the dimensions of the fabric.

Cecile records the dimensions of the fabric.

Clarise snips a hole in the fabric so the screws don't get tangled in it!

Clarise snips a hole in the fabric so the screws don't get tangled in it!

The fabric is super tricky to use, so the kids had to be very careful while attaching it.  They formed teams to cut a hole in the right spot and then drill a hole without twisting the fabric into the drill. Then assemble a washer and screw pair to secure the fabric in place. phew!

The Magic Carpet's magic starts to appear!

The Magic Carpet's magic starts to appear!

The Magic Carpet started some beautiful pattern artwork on the carpet they sewed!

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