Making Automata from food is great fun! The materials are cheap and much easier to get hold of. There is plenty of choice and not so scary as wood or metal! Plus there is plenty to eat while you are making your design!
You will notice throughout the recipes we are using a glue gun this holds the materials together more efficiently and quicker than and any food based glues we tried. If you want to use food glue try a spray can of ‘Party Cheese’
Egg white is too thin, melted chocolate is too slow and flour and water is too wet. Have Fun!
A Cabaret Mechanical Theatre Food Automata Workshop for Staff at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 2005.
Lots of interesting ingredients were used to make some ingenious food-based automata.