Chris Robson has several years experience at Craft Fairs and Shows helping children to make scientific toys from simple materials. For example, he helps them turn a drinks can into a moving chariot powered by a rubber band, or make a model bird that balances rather surprisingly on the end of a finger, or, with a length of pegboard and some rawplugs, make a pirate that clatters down a ladder.
At the Lowther Show, children can construct something of their choice, make it work, decorate it and take it home as a memento of a good day out. Meanwhile carers, parents, or frequently grandparents, can relax or spend money elsewhere. The time required for toy making is usually less than 10 minutes. All materials are provided, all the children need to do is turn up on the day.
For your chance to explore your creative skills, come along to the Lowther Show this year and find Chris in the Craft Marquee.