Creating this X-ray machine and learning about X-ray images will help to develop your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and how things work. It will also help to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they carefully stick the print-outs together and then measure and cut out the cardboard box to make the X-ray holder. Your child will find some of this task tricky so you'll need to be on hand to help out.
How to extend the magic
Talk about how X-rays allow us to see bones. Explain that they are useful if someone has hurt themselves and broken a bone. Doctors can see exactly where the break is and help the person to mend their broken bone. Get your child to feel some of their bones in their hands and legs. Explain that all our bones fit together beneath our skin to form something called a skeleton.