List of Common Items for use on the Rube Goldberg Contraption

Jars Wood Scraps(boards, dowels, paneling, etc.)

Lids PVC Pipe

Juice Cans Tools

Utensils Wire

Bowls Chain

Food Containers Tape (all kinds)

Grains Old Equipment parts

Plastic Bags (wheels, pulleys, gears, etc.)

Plastic Silverware Nails

Canned Food Screws, Nuts-Bolts

Refrigerator Magnets Belts

Pots and Pans Other Building Material Scrap

Bottles, Caps, Pop Cans, Etc. (brick, block, pipe, electrical, etc.)

(avoid sharp items and breakables) Hose and Tubing

Office/School Items: Kid’s Stuff:

String Toys

Scissors Old Trophies

Paper Clips, Clasps Pet Cage Parts

Pens, Pencils Aquarium Tubing

Paper Building Blocks


Books Garage Items:


Old Telephone Parts Funnels

Old Computer Parts Parts off of anything Broken

Ribbon (check with parents first)

Erasers Old Yard Tools

Thumb Tacks/Pins Old Camping Gear

Old Car Parts

Sporting Goods: Old House Repair Items

Balls Other Building Materials:


Pucks Sand

Shoes Water-(Must be contained)

Rackets Clay

Golf Tees Play-Doh

Fishing Gear Caulk

(Barbs filed off Hooks) Dough

Old Bicycle parts Papier-Mâché

Old Roller skate/blade parts