Monday, March 31, 2014

Paper Critter

Lachlan called me over to his house Sunday afternoon. This is what I discovered when I walked into his living room:

This paper critter was his original design. He designed it and made it himself (with more than 3 dozen sheets of paper), He says it took him about 2 hours to construct.

Pretty cool for a 9 year old, don't you think!

Out latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a reprint of a 1948 article about the Mail Boat Aleta, "Boat Hauls Mail, More." You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:51 AM

    VERY cool!

    Good for him. And great that your grandson is moved to call his grampa to share such adventures.

    And gravy that you're interested/supportive AND live close enough to stroll over to share such moments in his life. That's a gift you won't find in ANY store.

    As always, thanks for sharing.

  2. OcracokeFan8:34 AM

    Yep, creativity runs in the family! Great job Lachlan.

  3. Very clever! Kind of reminds me of that dancing man thing!

  4. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Mercy. When I saw this I thought of the NPR Science Club challenge to make a machine that makes art... more details available at the Science Friday web site. Your grandson has made a machine, the pulley mechanism and my first thought was I wonder if he can get his paper critter to paint!

  5. Anonymous12:53 PM

    That is pretty impressive for any age! Way to go, Lachlan!

  6. Certainly makes me think of Eakin.

  7. Debbie Leonard9:51 PM

    Very cool indeed! Kudos to Lachlan!

  8. Anonymous4:05 AM

    NC Mainlander sees a "bright" future for Lachlan. He engineered that project very well. Excellent!

  9. Anonymous7:17 AM

    VERY cool. And can not believe how grown your grandson is. No longer the little toddler. ;)