This year it is exactly 100 years since Einstein was appointed special professor, and the publisher De Vier Windstreken celebrates this with a new picture book by Torben Kuhlmann. The title of this new book is: Einstein. A sweet, smart mouse plays the main role.
In this fourth mouse adventure, a little hero takes a journey no mouse — and not even a human — has ever made. A journey in time! He travels in a time machine he made himself of... an alarm clock!
The book is for readers from 6 years old and contains a lot of extra information and beautiful illustrations about Einstein's theory. A very fun and educational book, so you can watch for hours!
We thought it would be nice to make the same time machine from the book in a simple way. And of course here also to show how the time machine is tinkered. So that everyone can put their own time machine in their room, and in doing so can fantasize, what time you would like to travel to. Because of the extensive, informative explanation of Einstein's theory, it must be possible to travel back in time. Maybe it encourages the children to become inventors too!
Einstein (Torben Kuhlmann/The Four Winds)
The fantastic journey of a mouse through space and time. A beautiful thick book with beautiful drawings and a special story of a mouse, who likes to travel back in time, so he can attend the missed cheese festival.
“Fantasy is more important than knowledge, because knowledge is limited.” Albert Einstein
Imagine that Einstein came up with his famous theories only after meeting with a mouse. Wouldn't that explain how he could turn the laws of physics and our ideas about space and time upside down forever?
Whether the mouse actually goes back in time, we will not tell here. But how we made the time machine craft, of course we will tell.
Image from the book Einstein
2 Paper plates, 2 pattern sheets below, crayons, scissors, glue stick, thin cardboard (e.g. from cornflake box), gold-coloured paint, kitchen roll and stapler.
First of all, you can print out the cut plates below. To do this, save the images first (right) and then you can print out the templates from the saved folder (usually the download folder or your photo folder).
Print out the templates and lay out the materials
Color the 5 drawings with colored pencil or pen
Cut out the colored circle and stick it with glue stick on plate 1.
Cut out the 4 other parts coarsely and stick them with sticky stick on sturdy cardboard
Now cut out the 4 parts neatly
Cut the middle round out of sign 2. (Follow the existing seam)
Paint the convex side of the edge (the back of the plate actually) gold. We used Creall gold paint.
While the paint dries for a while, do not stick to the roller, so that the legs come to the ground. Not the 2 plates together and also the 2 parts. Leave the top open for a while.
Not the kitchen roll on plate 1, by sticking the stapler at the top.
Not the mouse on the edge
Not the bell also on the edge
Thanks to the kitchen roll on the back, the time machine stays in place. Do you want to leave it even stronger? Then put a bag of sand in the kitchen roll.
We also made a craft tip for the mouse adventure book Armstrong. Do you want to know more about that? Then click here: