March 1st, 2010 in member junk     
simul66 simul66, member
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My youngest daughter (12) had to build a model of an arachnid for science and asked if she could build a robot arachnid.  My only suggestions for this one were the copper toilet tank float (abdomen) and the means of fastening the legs.  All other choices of materials, connections, and display were hers.  She drilled, ground, cut, etc.

Ikea led lights = eyes; vintage typewriter strikers = legs; Jell-o molds = thorax; slotted spoon = wings; toggle switch = stinger.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Darin Wiebe
posted in: member junk, artwork, whimsical, fun, sculpture, arachnid, bug, assemblage, robot

Comments (11)

suewhitney writes: This is so cute and clever...i love it!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:26 am on March 7th
simul66 writes: The grades are in. She got 100%! Posted: 1:34 pm on March 4th
shabbychick writes: What a great project to work on with your daughter! She did a wonderful job!! A+++++

Thanks for sharing.


Posted: 4:23 pm on March 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Too fun...very creative! Laurel Posted: 8:21 pm on March 2nd
junqueartiste writes: Very creative for a 12-year-old! What kind of a grade did she receive??? Posted: 11:53 pm on March 1st
smiller0529 writes: OMG too funny and so creative! Posted: 9:15 pm on March 1st
ninnarae writes: Another really great creation!! Posted: 9:14 pm on March 1st
alicemom writes: Cool beans! It is wonderful to have an imagination! She has it in spades!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:58 pm on March 1st
oldnews writes: I absolutely LOVE this! It may be the teacher in me, but these are the kind of projects I love seeing children come up with! Totally creative, outside the box, and FUN! I love that you helped, but that she was free to create! That's my idea of a home project! SO COOL! Marie Posted: 6:33 pm on March 1st
RustyDiva writes: What a great project!!!! Love that she has that kind of imagination at her age ~ looks like she comes by it naturally. Bravo!! Posted: 5:23 pm on March 1st
bluebucket writes: Very cool. Bet you had fun together and bet she got an excellent report.
doreen Posted: 3:01 pm on March 1st
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