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

cranky contraption project

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!

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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.