On Saturday, me and my mom went searching around the house for cardboard for the Caine’s Arcade project. A boy named Caine made his own cardboard arcade. At first he was waiting and waiting for people to play his games, but nobody came. Then a man named Nirvan played some of the arcade games and bought a fun pass for two dollars. A fun pass lets you play 500 times! He contacted random people on the Internet, and asked them to visit Caine’s Arcade in LA. Thousands of people came to play, and Caine was excited!
We are making cardboard arcades for the first birthday of Caine’s Arcade. We’re also making them to recycle and reuse cardboard products. My mom and I found a load of cardboard all over the house. We also found some at Costco when we went shopping in Edmonton.
Some cardboard was really stiff, so we had to use the mini handsaw to cut the really thick box. For some of the weaker boxes we used a sort of knife called an Exacto. I almost cut my finger. It was hard for me to get the saw through the thick boxes because my mom wouldn’t help me. She was too busy taking pictures as I struggled to get through the cardboard.
I learned that some other boxes didn’t need the saw, even though we used it. Even though it was hard, I just kept on going and finally got the hang of it. I’m not that much of a professional yet, though. I had to figure out how to make a recycled ball. I found two materials that I thought would work really good at rolling. I’m going to test if tinfoil works better than tape, or if they work the same.
I felt really proud of myself after we finished. I am really, really excited to see most customers at the Millgrove Arcade come to my station. I will be surprised to see if mine is the only project with legs!
Johan is a student at Millgrove School. He likes learning math he never knew about, stronger words and when people say his name properly. He thinks that everyone should watch the Caine’s Arcade videos. Johan would like to invite everyone to come try the games at Millgrove during the day on October 2, or from 3:30 to 6:30pm on October 3 and 4.