I gave my class the assignment for their final project last week via email. Today was the first time I've seen them since the assignment; there were blank stares and a palpable feeling of anxiety when I asked them if there were any questions about the project. Note: you can read the entire assignment description here, but the gist of it is they have to make Something.I was honest with them; I told them I knew the assignment was hard and that I was nervous about it, too, but I was going to make Something as well. I am trying to stretch all of us, here, especially these honors students who likely don't do a lot of work with their hands. I certainly fit that category, so I am defintely challenging myself.
So, what should I make? It needs to be a physical object (so I can't "make" an essay about making things). I'd like for it to be something useful and/or gaming related.
My first inclination is to hand draw and color a map, but there's a part of me that wants to make something more substantial. Maybe some terrain (though I don't really use miniatures) or something else.
Suggestions are appreciated. Any and all are welcome. I don't have a lot of tools and can't afford to buy a lot between now and when this project is due, so that eliminates what I REALLY want to make, which are some bookshelves.
What should I make?