CORI Gingerbread House Kit
‘Tis the season for some holiday cheer, and what better way to boost your STEM and artistic skills than our new Cori “Gingerbread” Automata House Kit. This STEM project goes beyond the traditional version, as we amplified the Cori “gingerbread house” with a dancing automata design in your chimney, functional door, and a removable roof for interior decorating. The use of the Santa included in the template is optional, and may be replaced with an object or symbol of your choice from your own materials. Limit the sweets this year, and reimagine the gingerbread house with this new modern twist to a classic holiday experience.
Cori “Gingerbread” House Kit
- Build, learn and play for the holiday season
- Apply real measuring and hands-on STEM skills
- Blank kraft canvas to express your artistic creativity
- Store and save your Cori Gingerbread House for future holiday celebrations
- Cori Miter Box and Saw not required for this design (all cuts can be made with scissors)
Each kit comes with all the Cori design materials to build the gingerbread house. Materials include the following: Cori Beams, Cori Connectors, Cori ruler, Cori pencil, wood dowels, wood wheels, and decorative holiday stickers. Some stickers include Santa and other Christmas themed stickers (which are optional to use).
All you need to supply is a pair of scissors, hot glue gun & glue sticks, and art/paint supplies to enhance your creative vision.
Ages: 10+ Individually, 5+ with Parent/Guardian Help
Build Time: 2-3 hours
Gingerbread House Dimensions Fully Built: 12in x 10in x 12.5in
Skills Needed: Creativity, Problem Solving, Grit
The CORI Story
As engineers and educators by trade, our company’s evolution has been a collaborative journey conceived along-side innovative students, passionate teachers, and inventive makers who are actively reimagining the learning and creating experience. Those conversations, in concert with the design thinking process, is how CORI was born.
Our design thinking process began with one central question – how do we remove the barriers to creating?
As we unpacked the challenges in classrooms, makerspaces, and our everyday garages, some patterns emerged that started our ideation. The CORI team focused on designing our products with these key elements in mind:
• Storage, Safety, and Space
• Aesthetic Value
• Open Source Topology
• Community Connection
Like any effective design process, we continued to listen, ask questions, research, test, and improve our designs which helped us prepare us for the next phase.
In January 2020, we officially launched CORI. We remain committed to reflecting upon our experiences in the field because customer relationships and feedback are the backbone to our mission. We look forward to innovating solutions that spark creativity and inspire the next generation of engineers, makers, scientists, and artists. We invite you to connect with us at our community hashtag – #CoriCreate. We love seeing your creative versions of our designer templates, but we especially get inspired with freestyle building that uses CORI in ways we never thought possible.