Strawbees is an award-winning, light-weight, construction system for ages 6+. It is a kit based on simple units called Strawbees, that lets you connect straws to each other and build little to huge mechanical objects from just straws and cardboard.

The kit contains:

Four kinds of connectors

MVLS has the 2 AccuCut dies; and we made the four kinds of connectors:

2 boxes of clear straws included (until we run out!)

Library provides scissors!

Strawbees Education

Some basic Googling revealed that there are a lot of fun things you can do with the Strawbees for all ages, and you can use things like a Raspberry Pi and other electronics to automate your build and take your making up a notch. 

Going forward, libraries can take donations of empty milk jugs and other plastic recyclables to make more connectors, which would make this is a great Earth Day Makerspace.

Add a display of science and architecture books.


Fun Strawbees Ideas: 

Here’s a cool Instagram video of a Strawbees robot




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