Explore Simple Machines with paper and build a playground.Engineering with Paper project kits include Technique pages that teach dozens of approaches to folding and cutting paper for use in unlimited projects. Build your own toys, games, models and more!


We recommend printing your packet without scaling. Pages are sized to 8.5" x 11" paper. If possible, print the TEMPLATE pages on coverstock or equivalent heavyweight paper.


No printer? No problem! You can follow all instructions on-screen. Use scrap paper, manila folders, cereal boxes in your projects!



Technique pages: Basic Shapes, Tracks

Projects pages with project examples and guide

Template pages with ready to cut shapes for building a samples project

Student worksheet


Additional Supplies Needed:

Scissors, tape, markers or colored pencils or crayons (optional)

SIMPLE MACHINES Engineering with Paper Project Packet