We headed upstairs to the second floor for more fun. I love the whimsical ‘Rouleaux’ by Anastassia Elias. Inspired by the theme of ‘What I Want to be When I Grow Up’, the artist created miniature dioramas in toilet rolls using just manicure scissors and tweezers. Really amazing!
Kids can attempt to make one on their own by colouring, cutting and sticking a template. It’s a great activity but I had to ask the facilitators to sharpen the colour pencils because they were all blunt or the lead had broken off. I also think it would be good to have stepping stools for kids to look at the ones that are higher up. I took photos of the ones out of Anya’s reach and showed them to her on my camera.
Rouleaux by Anastassia Elias
amazing little dioramas in toilet rolls
making her own
‘Word Out’ by NUS Division of Industrial Design is a fun game where you literally have to spell out a word with body language. I wish I had something like this at home so I can get the kids to learn spelling AND exercise at the same time!
spelling out a word
Our favourite section was ‘Sculpture Scribble’ by Spanish group Guixot de 8. Using materials from a recycling and composting site, they recreate works by famous 20th century artists into interactive installations that encourage play. We spent quite a bit of time here trying to achieve the objective of each sculpture. Maybe I would have been better at Physics in school if we had these sculptures to bring the various laws of Physics to life.
making the wooden cylinder roll around
trying to open the lid by kicking the ball in
hitting the ball with the foot pedal
supposed to join the two pieces together without touching!
rolling the ball down
joining the pieces without looking directly at them
she did it!
rolling the ball from one side to the other
putting marbles into pots
trying to put the finger into the nose
rolling the ball into the basket
manipulating the ball onto the other end
catching the egg
You can also check out this post by Olimomok!