Saturday, 27 July 2013

Time machine

By the end of the school week, we are usually looking for an activity we can easily and quietly do before dinner rather than energetically running around the back yard. Last week, we turned a box into a time machine. In addition to a box, we used the following materials:

  • Foil
  • Quicksticks silver tape
  • paper
  • textas
  • cardboard rolls
  • glue
  • buttons
First up, we covered the box in silver foil. We then added some drawings and buttons so we would have a control panel to allow travel forwards, backwards, fast, slow, landing and takeoff. We used cardboard paper rolls to make guns in case we came under attack by enemies.

My son suggested we go back in time to when the dinosaurs lived.

We also travelled into the future to see what the kids would be doing as adults ...

Our time machine had a flag labelled Alex and Jas' time machine of course!

The teddies also had a chance to check out the future. They told of some fantastic adventures where people don't talk to each other, instead they read each others' minds. People don't eat either, they just swallow tablets of food. The teddies were glad to return home safe and sound.

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