Archival 2016/2017We invite you to the new series of Saturday family workshops
Plaster vehicles - fridge magnet
Children will cas plaster in prepared forms in the shape of rally cars and construction vehicles. They will check, what happens to the mass of plaster during solidification. They will decorate and harden their castings. Then plaster vehicles will be transformed into fridge magnets and backpack badges. Children can take their works home.
Worshops exploring the field of electronics. Chilldren will get to know electronic components and their symbols. Using LEDs, resistors, transistors and battery, with the help of their parents, they will set a simple electronic circuit. The circuit, using the phenomenon of change of skin resistance, can be used as a simple lie detector. White asking questions, we will observe the brightness of diodes in the system. Children can take their circuits home.
Baubles of light bulbs
During the workshop children will get to know, why traditional light bulbs were replaced by energy efficient light sources. We will use broken old type bulbs to make ornaments for Christmas tree. We will watch the historic bulbs to find out, how they were built. One can take their decorations home.
Carnival masks - car bonnets
We will look at the car bonnets gathered in the Museum collections. We will compare their shapes and get to know, why they underwent changes. We will draw the bonnets from so-called frog’s perspective. Using the drawings and prepared templates, we will create carnival masks resembling the front of a car.
Small electric generator
Workshop exploring the field of electronics. Using electronic components such as a DC motor and LED, we will build small lamp powered by the force of our muscles. By turning the crank, we will turn the LED on. Children can take their devices home.
Family logo - a badge
During the workshop the children, together with their parents, will design the logo of their family. Then the designs will be transformed into round badges with family logos.
Easter eggs painted on the water
During the workshop polystyrene and blown eggs will be decorated using Venetian technique, which is called ebru by bookbinders. This is a method of transferring the pattern prepared on water surface to different materials. During the workshop we will get to know examples of this technique used by bookbinders. By doing an experiment, we will get to know the phenomenon responsible for floating of the paint on the surface of the water.
Children, with the help of their parents, will make musical instruments: small bagpipes and tubular bells. While playing the instruments, they will learn about the pitch of sound. Children can take their instruments home.
Workshops start at 10.30 and 12.30.
Price: 19 zł per child
Obligatory reservation, tel.: 12 428 66 00 wew.11 or in person at the Museum box office. Children participating in workshops remain in the care of their parents.
The workshops take place at the Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow, ul. św. Wawrzyńca 15.