Scribble Bot

In Mary Shelley’s original story, Victor Frankenstein was a science student with a secret project. He built a person out of dead body parts and brought it to life.

When his creature began to move, Victor became scared of it. He thought his creature looked like a monster, and he let it run away. Later, his creature kills a child. Victor feels guilty and ashamed, but he doesn’t tell anyone he created the “monster.”

Do you think Victor Frankenstein is responsible for his creature’s actions?

In this activity, you will make a machine that moves on its own!

You can download and print these instructions.


Collect these materials:

  1. A pool noodle, cut down to a 3 – 6 inch length
  2. Colored markers
  3. Rubber bands
  4. A battery-operated toothbrush
  5. Craft materials for decoration
  6. Paper (You can download a cool Frankenstein200 frame here.)
  7. A tray to hold the paper (optional)


Show us what you made!

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