Cranky Contraptions (1st - 8th)
Large and small one each
Collect your materials - knife, foam, stick, jumbo and reg. paper clips, hole punch and tape. Prep foam by scoring and snapping into large and small pieces with a kitchen knife. Straighten a large paper clip. Stiff craft wire works as well! Insert wire into width of block. Bend one end to create a rough crank handle. Use a flat stiff object to bend the wire end into a handle. Bend other arm down, and over. Add a small foam block, and bend up end to hold in place. Create a guide for your moving component - it can be craft stick, cardboard or other rigid material Insert another wire into your second moving block, through the guide hole. Give it a spin! Create a base for your cranky creation. Could be any material! Try different combinations of components!