1. RIMOSA Kits don’t contain detailed instructions to follow to reach a specific end goal. They contain introductions to ideas and encouragement to creatively problem solve with open-ended and hands-on suggestions.
2. RIMOSA Kits contain sufficient materials to work with, but encourage the creative addition of any other materials participants can find. For example, a roller coaster built only with the materials provided will be fun, but participants are encouraged to add shoes, books, recycled materials and so on.
3. RIMOSA Kits have an element of community. Since the kits are open-ended, there are a myriad of possibilities for what individuals will create within the guideline. Having an online space for the posting and sharing of ideas introduces young would-be makers to others with similar enthusiasm, allows them to give and receive feedback in a moderated setting, and teaches them the importance of learning from peers and collaboration.