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« 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
« 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...
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005 06:41:33 PM »

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

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