So, we spent Sunday afternoon at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, enjoying the new exhibit “How People Make Things.” It is an interactive exhibit that shows parents and kids how various items are made.
The kids were able to learn how a die cut works, creating horses and boxes that they were then able to assemble.
They are able to watch as wax melts then pour it into different molds, watch it cool then see the finished result before adding the wax back into the warmer to watch it melt all over again.
It shows them the basic process that is then demonstrated in the injection molder, which creates a plastic spoon and spits it out at them! So fun!
Tire tracks and candy bars are just a couple of the molds they can use.
Kids can also deform a penny using several machines. They loved seeing how the penny was flattened and then shaped again.
My daughter was excited to see that her Kenyan Barbie made the display!
Overall, we all really enjoyed the new exhibit. Be sure to visit soon…you’ll be glad you did!