Innovating with Food and Fashion: Sugar Scrubs, T-shirt Bags & More
Hosted by: UT Austin Pi Sigma Pi
Visit our Booth: Sunday, February 28, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Recommended Grades: All
The Food Challenge: Find any food in your kitchen or garden that can be used as something instead of eating. Modify it. Create it. Test it.
- Corn husks can be used to replace styrofoam plates and cups
- Brown and regular sugar can be used in body scrubs.
Recommended Materials: Anything edible
Instructions for Body Scrubs can be found on Instructables.
The Fashion Challenge: Find anything in your closet or home to create some new fashion. Improve the design or repurpose materials to create some new or improved fashion. Or take your fashion and repurpose it into something else usable.
- Can you modify gloves so they work on your touch screens?
- Can you use duct tape to create a bracelet?
- Can you repurpose a t-shirt into a bag?
Recommended Materials: Anything in or around your home
Share your creation with us on Flipgrid
How does this activity connect to STEM and today’s Girl Day theme of Innovating Food and Fashion?
Engineers are constantly trying to innovate and create more eco-friendly items out of biodegradable materials. In the fashion industry, designers have to design and develop clothing, shoes, or glasses that improve humanity and change fashion. Engineers also work hard to improve designs and reduce waste. Repurposing materials, redesigning to improve how they work, and combining materials for new uses are all part of the engineering design process.