Kinetic Arm

Some people think that Frankenstein is a reminder of what happens when one’s reach exceeds one’s grasp. But many people believe that it’s only a matter of time before technology will let humans reach and grasp whatever they can imagine. What do you think?

In this activity, you will make a mechanical arm that can reach out and grab something!

You can download and print these instructions.


Collect these materials:

  1. 4 jumbo (6″ x 5/8″) craft sticks, OR a large square of stiff cardboard to make your own
  2. 6 bendable metal paper fasteners (aka brads)
  3. some colored construction paper
  4. scissors
  5. a pen or pencil


Show us what you made!

Did you make a kinetic arm? Then share it with us! We love seeing what people make.


...and then claim your exclusive Frankenstein200 Award Certificate!