A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,821
Currently Running With Scissors:
635 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: "Black Box" Challenge (again)  (Read 823 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 76
Joined: 15-Oct-2005

Soon to be out of Nursing School Exile!!!!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: December 11, 2005 10:49:40 PM »

I posted this before, but the server meltdown happened, so here goes again....  Smiley

My husband goes to culinary school and it's a pretty standard thing at culinary schools to have their lab classes have tests called "black boxes".  Pretty much the students are given a certain number of items and have to make a meal out of those items.  Kinda like the show "The Iron Chef" on the Food Network.

So I was thinking that it would be fun to do a "black box" sort of thing using 5 different random objects that you have to incorporate into the project somehow.  For example: a wire hanger, a newspaper, a toothbrush, a plastic bag of some sort (baggies, shopping bags, whatever you would have around), and an old milk container (carton or plastic jug, whatever).  You have to use all of those items in your project somehow, but you can add anything else to it that you might have in your craft stash: yarn, mod podge, paint, etc.

If you wanted to say that it didn't have to be actually physically IN the project, you could also say that it had to be used during the making of the project somehow. (ie. the toothbrush is used for a paint technique) I personally like the items all physically IN the project because I think it presents more of a challege that way, but that's up to Leah's discretion as to whether just using the item while making the project would be OK.

Just an idea I was thinking of the other day while sitting in traffic....  Smiley
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 543
Joined: 01-Nov-2005

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005 07:21:32 AM »

I think that would be fun... it would also make a cool swap:  each person sends their swap partner a few items and she/he makes something out of them and sends the completed item back...
daikon eklectik
Offline Offline

Posts: 1085
Joined: 20-Feb-2005

born of c-section: crafting her way out of womb

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005 06:41:33 PM »

That's a cute idea. It kinda reminds me of Macgiver or Blues Clues... :>

get some free coloring zines! http://tinyurl.com/colorzines
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Kylie Jenner Inspired Makeup Tutorial
How to Take Your Eyeliner from Day to Night with Ease
DIY Organic Face Powder
How to Make Your Skin Care Products Work Better
Latest Blog Articles
The Legacy of Bob Ross
Meatless Monday: Spinach Feta Breakfast Quiche
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Asymmetric Cowl

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.