Moving toys (Automata)

It is some time now that Tania Christoforatou who is a great painter and kids art teacher, mentioned me CLOHE automata.

CLOHE Automata are mechanical moving toys that can be used as a learning tool for primary students to introduce engineering, arts, sculpture, mechanics and science, by combining play and technology.

The mechanical principles behind Automata go back thousands of years from Ancient Greece to Egypt, later used by Leonardo da Vinci and having a great  pick in the 19th century, where in that time we see the automata becoming more of a child’s toy.

This idea is widely used by teachers all over the world and it is amazing what kids can make using their imagination and mechanics.

 

Kids automata

The great thing about automata is that you can use everyday simple craft materials like a cardboard box, wooden sticks, glue or acrylics and make a simple or more complex one.

Working table 1 - Automata Working table - Automata Working table 3 - Automata

 

CLOHE has great site were you can find so many useful information about how a kid can make an automata toy on his/her own or with the help of a parent/teacher.

You can start with a simple construction and  later make a more complex one!!!!

automata box 1      Automata 2

 

Tania in her painting classroom has made an ice-cream eater. It is super fun and you can check out in the kids workshop site “koitazokaivlepo” their other amazing projects.

!!!! Thank you Tania for sharing this great automata concept !!!!

I must admit with all this combination of craft and mechanics I got a little jealous and I made my very own automata box.  So here is a video of my Butterfly automata ->

 

Just my way to say !!!!! HAPPY SPRING !!!!!! 🙂 🙂

 

How about you? Are you ready to start your own moving toy? !!!!

Get your craft materials and give it a try!!! Children will got crazy!!!

 

Be creative,

Georgia -mouhoxLab-

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Easter Candles

Hello everybody!!!

It is Easter time already!!!

Happy Easter Bunny

 

I was too busy these days making all these special Easter candles.

There is a tradition that every Easter the godfather brings to his/her godchild an Easter candle. These candles are used only on the Holly Saturday night church service.

It is a very exceptional present that is why I had to think of something unique.

 

Here are some of my Easter candles with handmade decorations.

 

Chameleon Butterfly Bunny

 

Woodpecker Boat Monster

 

Chicken Bunny Beagle

Flower

 

If you want to see more you can check out my Facebook page 🙂


!!!! Hearty wishes for a glorious Easter !!!!

With Love,

Georgia