Some of us were a little bit scared. This monster could glow light, lift his tail and fart (rude thing), and open his mouth wide. His three eyes changed colours and lit up.
Ray showed us how the monster worked. There were eight children in him. His tail moved up and down with a pump. The fart noise was children using a whoopy cushion. Someone had a controller connected to a pipe that was attached to the head. They could make the lights come on and off but it chose the colours.
This shows the balloon that was inside his tail
Next we went with Sybilla to make a movie. The first thing we did was make the background. We got a beach background and clipped it to the back, sides and bottom of our stage.
We added lights using two lamps. Then we tested which colour to use using coloured cellophane in the windows. If we put two different colours in the windows they mixed to make it either darker, lighter, brighter or duller.
The last thing we did at the museum was to visit Nathan who told us about taniwha. He told us three stories and then we got to do a play retelling one of the stories. We got to wear some amazing costumes for our part in the play. Some of us made up a tree and waved our branches. There were two taniwhas who swam and danced around the stage. Everyone had a part in the play and Nathan thought we were fantastic.