Make a Machine

Smith, Robin
February 2005
Scholastic Parent & Child;Feb/Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p88
The article reports on letting a child to make a machine that might enhance his imagination skills. Materials that can be used are a variety of boxes, cardboard tubes, containers, and other leftover household items like markers, paper, tape, tempera paint and scissors. Allowing the child to brainstorm will increase his ideas and excitement for the project. Parents must encourage him to bring his invention to life by using the art supplies they have collected. When he's finished, they can give him time to explain and talk about his creation.


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