My kids are book worms.
Which I love!
Because my husband and I are book worms too. We enjoy very different books but nevertheless we love books. In our home we have a room with no windows in the middle of the house which is designed to be a “Media Room”, as in a home theatre, but our immediate reaction when we saw it was “Library!”. It would be the perfect room to have floor to ceiling book cases on all the walls. We dream of transforming that room but already it has a couple of bookcases, a piano and two very comfortable arm chairs and a footstool. (Oh, and it is also housing all of my sewing and crafting stash!)
Anyway, back to the kids who love books…
One of the latest books to come into our home is this very retro “Build a Robot” book by Steve Parker. It has information about robots in the first section – including brief sections about what robots are and the kind of things they can do, “doctors” to robots, and what robots might be like in the future. Despite it’s retro look, this book was published in 2014 so the information is pretty up to date.
The fun part is the box attached to the back of the book. This contains three small wind up motors and cardboard pieces to create three robots. The pieces are thick cardboard that is printed on both side and laser cut ready to push out. All the instructions are included to slot the pieces together so there is no adhesive required. Mr Happy (9) found some of the building a challenge so younger readers might need a hand from a grown-up but the robots are pretty cool as they walk around on their own, thanks to the wind up motors.
Just couldn’t resist sharing such a crafty book!
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