Year 2 Wind-Up Mechanisms

Design & Technology
Wind-Up Minibeast Mechanisms
Year 2 have been writing instructions on how to make a wind-up mechanism. Have a look at how to make one below.

1) Cut the top off a plastic bottle

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2) Sow the cress seeds in soil

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3) Push a cardboard wheel through a strong axle

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4) Slide a plastic cotton reel onto the axle

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5) Attach another cardboard wheel and bend the axle into a handle

 

 

 

 

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6) Paint a polystyrene ball in the colour of your chosen mini-beast

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7) Decorate the polystyrene ball into a mini-beast

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8) Attach some string to your mini-beast and tape in to your cotton reel

 

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The final product! A wind-up mini-beast!

 

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We hope that you like them!

 

 

 

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