This Week in the Classroom: Boomerangs and Chalkboard Slates
Two projects really took off this summer – chalkboard slates and boomerangs. The boomerangs, of course, took off a little bit more.
Back in the fall I built a bike barn. It’s more of a third-world shanty, but it housed the bikes and kept them sort of organized. Either way, I picked up a large number of cedar shingles as a roofing material. Time got away from me – I never roofed the barn. Instead, I used the shingles to create these cool little chalkboard slates. I used an exterior paint as primer, then covered them in green chalkboard paint. A couple of decorative touches later…
My second big project has been an exploration of flight using boomerangs. The summer program is themed around continents. I got stuck with Australia. Hence, boomerangs. Here’s a flight test of our third or fourth iteration of salvaged plywood boomerangs. Pick up the pattern here.
Make it safe & keep the rubber side down this weekend.