Moving Bots at Figment Creative Labs

 

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We made some fun draw bots and moving bots this week at Figment summer camp.  It was a great activity to show the kids how vibration creates movement.

What you need:

  • Regular sized pool noodles (Can be found at Dollar Tree during summer season for $1 each.)
  • Electric generic Dollar Tree toothbrushes $1 each, comes with two AA batteries that you will need.
  • Markers and masking tape if you want to make them draw bots.
  • Scrapbooking Brads  and Pipe Cleaners for embellishment
  • Possibly toothpicks at your own risk.  They make great legs as we found out in video above if noodle is placed on it’s side.  My son was making a roach to scare me.

What to do:

  1. Put batteries in toothbrush.
  2. Cut the floatation noodles the length of the toothbrush.
  3. Have kids pick their color.
  4. Have the kids feel the vibration of the toothbrush when they turn it on.
  5. Have them place the toothbrush in the hole.
  6. Tape 3-4 markers around one of the motion bots and show the kids how the vibration makes the draw bot move in circles.
  7. Have the kids decorate their bot with brads, pipe cleaners, or in other ways.

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2 Comments

  1. Carolyn maes

    Oh this is going to be a really fun project to do with my grandchildren !!!!!! I absolutely love your approach ,,,,,” learning can and should be FUN ” ,,,,,what a great way to make memories with my grandchildren !!!!!!❤️💙💙💙

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