Would you like to send out the coolest Christmas cards ever this year? And would you like your kids to enjoy some awesome science projects?
Well, they’ve come up with something new, and it’s really exciting – making Christmas cards with science!
They’re funding it through Kickstarter, and Little C and I have been lucky enough to play with a couple of the prototype designs. Let’s take a look!
We’ve been sent two of the four designs, Save Santa and Rainbow Christmas.
Rainbow Christmas has a little bow on the front to open the present. I wonder what’s inside?
It’s definitely something amazing.
This is what you see when you look through the present – rainbows! Aren’t they beautiful?
Want to know the secret? It’s called diffraction grating, and it also features in one of the Letterbox Lab kits. Whatever light you look at turns into beautiful rainbows. Magical!
The next card is also cool.
Press down to free Santa from the chimney!
Of course Little C needed to find out how it worked! It uses hydraulics to move Santa up and down.
This one was rather hypnotic, we spent a long time playing with it.
As these cards are prototypes they came already assembled. The kits themselves will have everything needed for children to create and assemble the cards themselves.
They will be making incredibly cool cards and learning at the same time!
We both thought these cards were simply wonderful, and Little C is dying to get her hands on the proper kits so she can make them herself.
(OK, I admit it, I really want to have a go at making them too.)
What a splendid way to combine learning, fun, and Christmas. And think how impressed your family and friends would be to receive amazing cards like these made by your children.
Head over to Kickstarter, see the full campaign, and support this fantastic project!
Huge thanks to Letterbox Lab, and STEM into Christmas!