Children’s Season 2014 – Masak Masak at NMS (Part 2)

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

Rouleaux by Anastassia Elias

what's inside?

what’s inside?

amazing little dioramas in toilet rolls

amazing little dioramas in toilet rolls

making her own

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!

Word Out

Word Out

spelling out a word

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

making the wooden cylinder roll around

trying to open the lid by kicking the ball in

trying to open the lid by kicking the ball in

hitting the ball with the foot pedal

hitting the ball with the foot pedal

supposed to join the two pieces together without touching!

supposed to join the two pieces together without touching!

rolling the ball down

rolling the ball down

joining the pieces without looking directly at them

joining the pieces without looking directly at them

she did it!

she did it!

rolling the ball from one side to the other

rolling the ball from one side to the other

putting marbles into pots

putting marbles into pots

trying to put the finger into the nose

trying to put the finger into the nose

rolling the ball into the basket

rolling the ball into the basket

manipulating the ball onto the other end

manipulating the ball onto the other end

catching the egg

catching the egg

You can also check out this post by Olimomok!

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