Telescoping Tower of Awesometude

by nanokiwi

In this particular newspaper instance, the gallery delineates the basic steps required to create a “telescoping tower of awesometude”.

Materials:  1-2 full newspapers


1. Creating the base:  Roll 7 -10 sheets of newspaper into tubes and tie the tubes together 3/4 of the way up from the ground.  It should look like a teepee.

Step 1 - Creating the Base

2.  The initial telescope:  Roll a piece of newspaper into a tube and insert it into the center of the teepee.

Step 2 - The Initial Telescope

3. Continuing to telescope:  Continue to roll the newspaper and insert into previous tube.

Step 3: Continue to telescope, Part 1

Step 3: Continuing to telescope, part 2

4.  More height:  To prevent the newspaper rolls from falling to the bottom, we inserted rolled up balls of newspaper.

Step 4: More height

5. Rigidity:  To prevent the structure from tipping over, we angled “leaves” of newspaper to the base.

Step 5: Rigidity


Hopefully, you can now create your own Super Telescoping Tower of Awesometude.  Let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions on how to make it better 🙂


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