Mechanical Cardboard Workshop

It’s always fun making, especially micro machines that move! I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to explore and create ‘The Southbank Story’ with moving parts. The workshop was at The Edge, SLQ, presented by Will from KinetiKits.

KinetiKits promotes STEAM activities for students (and adults) by providing learning experiences through curriculum-related projects. The kits can be built by students following instructions but allows for personalisation by adding, altering or changing so a student takes ownership. I love the concept being eco-friendly and locally produced in Brisbane. The cardboard pieces have been laser cut ready to slot together and then motors, batteries, axles, gears, pulleys etc can be added to bring the models to life.

KinetiKits have a number of kits available including; Story Wheels, Planets, Zoetrope Animator, 3-in1 car and of course, Southbank Story! These kits are terrific springboards for developing and creating students imagination to design their own templates to make miniature moving machines.

Thank you KinetiKits for an enjoyable workshop 🙂



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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!