Maker’s Minute: Cranky Contraptions [4-H Activity]

Cranky Contraptions

Build a fun kinetic (that is, moving) sculpture using simple materials you can find around the house.

Cranky Contraptions is a fun activity developed at the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio.

For directions on how to build a Cranky Contraption, visit the Exploratorium Tinkering Studio!

© The Exploratorium,

Maker’s Minute

A 4-H Maker’s Minute will inspire you to MAKE (create, design, build, etc.)! What are you MAKING? Each Wednesday during the month of May, a Maker’s prompt will be unveiled to inspire you to MAKE something fun. You can use the idea presented or make something based on your interests. Take a picture or short video (10-15 seconds) and share it with the NH 4-H Community Group on Facebook and inspire others to MAKE.



Claes Thelemarck
Extension Field Specialist - Science Literacy
Full Ext Field Specialist COA
Phone: (603) 447-3834
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Karen Deighan
4-H Program Manager
Asst Extension Program Mgr
Phone: 603-527-5475
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824