AUTOPLAY
Cranky Contraptions (1st - 8th)
10 steps
What could this become?
What you’ll need
Insulation Foam
Kitchen Knife
Large and small one each
Paper Clips
Jumbo Craft Stick
Tape
Low Force Hole Punch
Collect your materials - knife, foam, stick, jumbo and reg. paper clips, hole punch and tape.
1. Collect your materials - knife, foam, stick, jumbo and reg. paper clips, hole punch and tape.
1
Prep foam by scoring and snapping into large and small pieces with a kitchen knife.
2. Prep foam by scoring and snapping into large and small pieces with a kitchen knife.
2
Straighten a large paper clip. Stiff craft wire works as well!
3. Straighten a large paper clip. Stiff craft wire works as well!
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Insert wire into width of block. Bend one end to create a rough crank handle.
4. Insert wire into width of block. Bend one end to create a rough crank handle.
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Use a flat stiff object to bend the wire end into a handle.
5. Use a flat stiff object to bend the wire end into a handle.
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Bend other arm down, and over. Add a small foam block, and bend up end to hold in place.
6. Bend other arm down, and over. Add a small foam block, and bend up end to hold in place.
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Create a guide for your moving component - it can be craft stick, cardboard or other rigid material
7. Create a guide for your moving component - it can be craft stick, cardboard or other rigid material
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Insert another wire into your second moving block, through the guide hole. Give it a spin!
8. Insert another wire into your second moving block, through the guide hole. Give it a spin!
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Create a base for your cranky creation. Could be any material!
9. Create a base for your cranky creation. Could be any material!
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Try different combinations of components!
10. Try different combinations of components!
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What could this become?