As I reflected on this project, I decided that maybe I was going about things all wrong in the Learning Commons. I've created many open-ended learning labs in the Learning Commons. These open-ended labs were created to not limit student creativity but simply give them a starting point. As we finished the tree it hit me. Could we have come into the LC and walked to the MakerSpace and read a project card that simply said..."Make a tree out of cardboard"? Possibly, but don't we all like to start with some sort of plan? A picture, written instructions, something? By making learning labs too open-ended have I actually inhibited creativity? Could I give students instruction manuals for building and creating as a starting point and then as they get more comfortable let them own their learning and dive in deeper by veering off the manual and improving and redesigning? Time to reevaluate.