Thursday, 6 July 2017

Playground Plan


Subject: Push and Pull Playground, I am going to make a playground and show how it uses force.

People: Grace (me)

Where: Room 13

What is in the Playground:
Slide, swings, merry go round, climbing walls, ladder, pole, rubbish bin, hopscotch and flying fox.

What I Need:
Cardboard
Kebab Sticks
Split Pins
Straws
Toothpicks 
Coloured Blue Tac
Little plastic Cup
Chalk
Popsicle Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks 
String
Cotton balls 
Needle
Paper
Paint
Coloured Paper
Hole Puncher
Scissors
Ruler
Silver Cardboard
Pipe cleaners 



Things I Need to Do:
Buy the supplies. DONE 

Who's Bringing What:

Grace:
Cardboard 
Split Pins
Straws
Blue Tac
Popsicle Sticks
String
Kebab Sticks
Toothpicks
Silver Cardboard
Pipe cleaners

At School:
Chalk 
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks 
Needle
Paper
Paint
Coloured Paper
Hole Puncher
Scissors
Ruler
Cotton balls

Not Sure:
Little Plastic Cup

Responsibility:
Bringing what I have agreed to bring.

Steps:

Slide:
Go to the ladder and do steps 1-2 then when done come back to do step 2.
Cut a long, thin strip of cardboard and hot glue each long side of the cardboard to a kebab stick. 
Cut a small square of cardboard out to make a platform.
Stick toothpicks into the sides of the platform sticking up. Then hot glue a toothpick on top to make bars.
Paint the platform, bars and ladder red.
Wait to dry.
Once dry hot glue the ladder to a side of the platform with no bars.
Then hot glue the slide to the free side left.

Swings:
Paint 7 popsicle sticks blue.
Wait to dry.
While drying cut a small rectangle of black paper out.
Punch a hole into each side of the swing seat.
Cut 2 13cm long bits of string.
Lop one bit of string through one hole in the seat and pull it back around the side. Then tie it to itself.
Do the same to the other side.
Once the popsicle sticks have dried hot glue them together like this. 

9.Get the top of the strings and tie them around the popsicle stick along the top.




Merry go Round:
Cut a circle of silver cardboard.
 Once dried rule out the middle of the silver cardboard circle and leave a mark out of pencil.
Poke a split pin through the mark that you drew in the silver cardboard circle and split it.
Bend 4 pipe cleaners and make sure one end can reach the middle of the circle.
Stick all the pipe cleaners to the side with the long side facing the middle.
Then stick the pipe cleaner ends in the middle together.
Stick a piece of bluetac at the bottom of the split pin.

Climbing Wall:
Cut out to rectangles of silver cardboard.
Stick little lumps of blue tac onto the silver cardboard and mould them into different shapes.
Cut a 2 small squares of cardboard.
Stick them onto the back of the climbing walls sticking out.

Ladder:
Hot glue toothpicks onto the side of a kebab stick.
Then hot glue a kebab stick to the other side of the toothpicks.
Hot glue to one side of the plat forms at the top of the climbing walls.


Pole:
Stick toothpicks together to make a triangle.
Stick 2 toothpicks pointing downwards on 2 corners of the triangle.
Stick a kebab stick to the one corner still free pointing downwards.
Paint black.
Wait to dry.
Once dried stick the free tip of the toothpicks pointing down into the platform sticking out the back of the climbing walls.

Rubbish Bins:
Measure the height of a small plastic container.
Cut a rectangle according to your measurement on green piece of paper.
Place a line of hot glue on one end of the rectangle and stick to the small plastic container.
Wrap the rectangle around the little plastic container.
Place a line of hot glue on the other side and stick down.
Repeat 3 more times.

Hopscotch:
Cut a middle sized rectangle of grey paper.
Draw a hopscotch court out of chalk.

Flying Fox:
Cut 2 squares out of cardboard and stick 4 toothpicks into the bottom of 1.
On the top of the squares stick 2 kebab sticks and glue the 2 free tips together.
Thread the string through a needle and tie a knot around the square with the toothpicks in the bottom.
Sew a cotton ball onto the string and push it against the kebab sticks.
Cut a small bit of string and tie it around a straw. Then cut the straw 5 cm long (not cutting the string) .
Take the needle and sew a cotton ball on the end.
Tie a knot at the end and thread the needle back onto the longer piece of string.
Sew the long piece of string through the straw.
Sew 3 cotton balls on the end of the string and tie a knot around the other 2 kebab sticks.
Push the cotton balls to the end of the string.






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