These styrofoam ball structures are a perfect play and learn activity for engineering, math, and science! Not to mention, there is tons of fine motor skills and problem-solving opportunities happening while building styrofoam structures! Plus it’s fun!

Materials for building Ghostly Structures

  • Styrofoam Balls {purchased several multi-size packs at dollar store}
  • Toothpicks
  • Black Sharpie

Crafting the Ghostly Structures

Since the styrofoam ball structures are supposed to be ghostly, you can draw black eyes on the foam balls. It works well enough and you could probably cut out black paper eyes and glue them. Another alternative is to glue google eyes.

Ghostly Structures

Starting building by joining the stryofoam balls together with the toothpicks.

You can build squares to start your styrofoam ball structures!

Then you can start joining your squares and building more complex structures, like a tower!
Patience, fine motor skills, and problem-solving are all a part of building a tower. Styrofoam balls and toothpicks are the perfect building materials for structures.

You can also make your styrofoam ball structures a bit more ghostly, by adding white streamers to the project. This way you are also adding a bit of art to your engineering activity. Make it STEAM = STEM + Art!

Share your Ghostly Structures

Share your projects with us at scsa@edupix.org so we can share it with everyone!

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