Cardboard Challenge in Thousand Oaks

Students at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks expressed their creativity by using cardboard to make whatever they could dream up. Everything from race cars, a knight in cardboard armor and musical instruments were created by students. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers GETTING IT JUST RIGHT - Scott Wood, 6, has his cardboard knight helmet adjusted by his mother, Jamie, during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5. Around 75 students built whatever their imagination could dream up out of cardboard during the event.

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GETTING IT JUST RIGHT – Scott Wood, 6, has his cardboard knight helmet adjusted by his mother, Jamie, during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5. Around 75 students built whatever their imagination could dream up out of cardboard during the event.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers IMAGINATION - Students work on their cardboard speedboat during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5. Around 75 students built whatever their imagination could dream up out of cardboard during the event.

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IMAGINATION – Students work on their cardboard speedboat during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5. Around 75 students built whatever their imagination could dream up out of cardboard during the event.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers GETTING IT RIGHT - Kindergartner Ryan Goodrich, 5, draws a window on his cardboard rocket ship for his dad, Tom, to cut out during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

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GETTING IT RIGHT – Kindergartner Ryan Goodrich, 5, draws a window on his cardboard rocket ship for his dad, Tom, to cut out during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WATCHING THE CONSTRUCTION - Elec Goodrich, 3, watches his big brother, Ryan, build a cardboard rocket ship during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

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WATCHING THE CONSTRUCTION – Elec Goodrich, 3, watches his big brother, Ryan, build a cardboard rocket ship during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

MC 223 Cardboard Challenge Conejo Elem MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers EVERY ROBOT NEEDS A FACE - Third grader Abby Sellers, 7, draws a smiley face on her cardboard robot during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

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EVERY ROBOT NEEDS A FACE – Third grader Abby Sellers, 7, draws a smiley face on her cardboard robot during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TRYING IT ON FOR SIZE - Rio Zimmermann, 3, craws inside the cardboard house he built during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

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TRYING IT ON FOR SIZE – Rio Zimmermann, 3, craws inside the cardboard house he built during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FINISHING TOUCHES - Steve and Jamie Wood help their son, Scott, 6, with his cardboard knight outfit during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

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FINISHING TOUCHES – Steve and Jamie Wood help their son, Scott, 6, with his cardboard knight outfit during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LARGE PROJECT - Fifth grader Adrian Camacho, 10, left, and his mother, Elizabeth lift up the cardboard tank he built during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

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LARGE PROJECT – Fifth grader Adrian Camacho, 10, left, and his mother, Elizabeth lift up the cardboard tank he built during the Cardboard Challenge at Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 5.

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