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A Curious Turn Automata Kit – Make your own moving mechanical sculpture

Photo by Una Helle

For centuries Automata have delighted and bewitched us. Now you can make your own amazing moving mechanical sculpture with this new kit.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to assemble the parts and create a design for the moving chopstick using decorations, art supplies, toys or even waste or found materials. Then watch your automaton come to life!

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Standard £7.99

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Designed and manufactured by Fire the Inventor for the latest Crafts Council touring exhibition A Curious Turn, the kit includes a flatpack ply mechanism to assemble, a chopstick to hold decorations, a paper clip and a set of instructions with top tips on how to create different movements. Please note that decorations are not included and for demonstration only on the picture.

Dimensions: 22.9cm x 16.2cm

This kit is for educational purposes. It is not a toy. 

WARNING: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Not suitable for children under the age of 6. Choking hazard. Small parts. Watch out for splinters.

See more information about the exhibition and upcoming tour dates at http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/a-curious-turn

"... an exhibition, put on by the Crafts Council, that's perfect for children (and the inner child in all of us)." - Londonist 

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