DIY Automata Paper Machines
- Timberkits Dragon Mechanical Wooden Construction Kit - $19.97
- Timberkits Cheeky Monkey Mechanical Wooden Construction Kit - $19.97
- ROBOTIME 3D Puzzle Music Box Wooden Craft Kit - $27.99
- Fascinations Metal Earth Iconx Silver Dragon 3D Metal Toy Model Kit - $20.95
- UGEARS Horse Mechanoid Wooden Model - $49.90
Designed by Keith Newstead these DIY Automata Paper Machines are fun and educational crank mobiles that require no tools for assembly except dexterity and glue. So terrific gifts for kids 7 and up who have moderately developed fine motor skills, and have stopped eating the Elmer's.
Each finished Automaton stands around 14" tall, with a turn of the crank putting on a show of its characters going through motions such as skiing (reindeer), surfing (dog), and eating a live sheep (Big Bad Wolf).
The Automata Paper Machines listed here come in packs of 2.