Make your own paper applause machine with this project designed by kinetic artist Martin Smith.

Download the template and give yourself and others a round of applause.

You will need a ruler, a small pair of sharp scissors or a scalpel/craft knife, a cutting mat (or some old magazines) to work on, and PVA glue or a glue stick.

This activity takes around 2 hours to complete.

About Martin Smith

In 2019 Martin showed a selection of his colourful, witty and beautifully engineered machines in the exhibition Little Machines.

His sculptures can often be seen in the Courtyard. His Kinetic Trees are currently on show, and you may remember the Concentric Wave machine which used to sit in front of the Gallery entrance.

Martin is also making some sculptures for our new Art Trail project.