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Lab Life: Happiness and Silliness (Lambeth Community Programme)

23rd June 2018, 10:00 am - 24th June 2018, 4:00 pm

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You’re invited to…Lab Life: Happiness and Silliness (Lambeth Community Programme)

At the Imagination Lab we will be exploring happiness and silliness though a range of fun activities! We forget how important it is to have fun, laugh and be silly. You will have the chance to explore, test and make with Jack-in the-box machines, play with code to make a fruit orchestra, make your own tricks and experimental toys AND we’re being joined by the Bureau of Silly Ideas, who will be bringing some silly inventions with them (like a remote control dustbin!) and playing with pranks.

What can you expect at Lab Life: Happiness and Silliness (Lambeth Community Programme)


Bot-In-The-Box/ Jack-in-the-Box

  • Creating mechanisms which pop up
  • Making prank machines (like puppets with motors or light up toys)

(To take these toys home, you’ll need to make a £3.00 contribution for motors and battery packs. If you leave them at the Lab – there’s no cost!)

Fruit Animals and Makey Makeys

  • Making fruit into animals, as silly as possible! How about an apple frog a banana duck or a cauliflower sheep? You can use code to add relevant or irrelevant animal sounds via Makey Makey
  • Choose  conductive objects to connect to Makey Makeys and code them to make sound (like a wheelbarrow!)

Experimental toys

  • Using feathers to make a tickle device
  • Using putty/ play-dough, balloons and flour to make a whoopee cushion
  • Using rice, balloons and flour to make a stress ball

Bureau of Silly Ideas

  • Have a go with some radio controlled street furniture
  • Learn to make secret squirters (water pistols you can hide squirt passers by with)
  • Booby trap umbrellas so that they drop water on people from the inside
  • Learn the power of disguise
  • Booby trap breakfast cereals (don’t worry, it’s safe!)

When is Lab Life: Happiness and Silliness

Half day sessions are taking place on either Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 June. There are two sessions per day, either 10:00am – 12:30pm or 1.30-4pm.

Who is Lab Life: Happiness and Silliness for and how much does it cost?

These sessions are for Lambeth residents only and are suitable for children aged 5-12 years old and their parents/ carers. Tickets for this event are free for Lambeth residents and you can register in advance using the form below.

The Lambeth Community Programme is supported by the Rangoonwala Foundation.


23rd June 2018, 10:00 am
24th June 2018, 4:00 pm
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26 Lambeth High Street
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