Hands on Stem
D.I.Y Robotic hand
To ride our 1916 carrousel there are not many rules however you do have to hold on with two hands! So today we are going to be making our own robotic hands and our goal is to be able to hold onto a carousel pole! This craft is pretty simple to make and only requires a couple household items including...
- A pencil
- A few plastic straws (cut into thirds)
STEP ONE: Trace your hand on construction paper and cut it out. If you have really small hands you can just free hand!
STEP TWO:Cut up approximately 5 straws into 3 pieces. These represent our knuckles so they should be representative of them in terms of size and flexibility.
STEP THREE: Tape the straw pieces to the hand, probably about three pieces per finger and feed an individual piece of string through each “knuckle" (You will want to make sure there is a knot at one end so the string stays put)
STEP FOUR:Try and make a loop at the end of each piece of string so it’s easier to pull each finger. By pulling on a single piece of string you should be able to see one finger move.
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