Global Cardboard Challenge is coming to Fenton!



The Fenton Arts Council and the Fenton Public Schools (FAPS) World of Wonder, co-producers of the popular Arts Are The Heart events, is joining Imagination.Org in the Global Cardboard Challenge, on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10am-2pm. The event will take place at FAPS’s Ellen Street Campus gymnasium, 404 W. Ellen St., Fenton. This will be the eighth year of the Challenge and the first time for the Fenton area to participate.

This event is free and intended for ages pre-school through eighth grade. Each of the Fenton, Lake Fenton and Linden elementary and middle schools will have a station to build their creations.  The students may decide to build arcade games, robots, vehicles or anything their imaginations conjure, out of cardboard, tape, glue and loose parts. The materials are also provided.  Pizza slices will be available for $1.

Parents and families are encouraged to participate with their children as mentors and helpers, with the children in charge.  See the Youtube video: Caine’s Arcade, to see how a nine-year-old boy inspired the Imagination Foundation and the Global Cardboard Challenge.

The first part of the day is for designing, planning and building.  The second part is for viewing, sharing and playing with the creations

Don’t miss out on this S.T.E.A.M. event, when children around the world will be creating things from their vivid imaginations out of cardboard in the Eighth Annual Global Cardboard Challenge!

The event is sponsored by a grant from The Hagerman Foundation and the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage Funds.

Community Sponsors include: Cause & Affect Gallery, Tanglewood Home Care, Sharp Funeral Homes, The Fenton Hotel, Vic Canever, Uncle Ray’s Dairyland, Beauchamp Water Treatment, Culver’s, Harris Financial, Kidz Theatre Kompany, FAPS World of Wonder and many community volunteers.

For more information, visit or connect with Facebook page: Fenton.Arts.Council.


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