Ages 7+
Ages 7+

Santa's Sleigh Automaton


What you get

Help Santa and his reindeer soar through the night sky by engineering a hand-cranked automaton. Learn about cranks, cams, and rotary motion while designing a wintry nighttime scene. Add Santa and his sleigh, then watch them ho ho go!




From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

“Use engineering and a crank and cam mechanism to make Santa and his reindeer fly! ”
- The KiwiCo Product Design team

By the numbers

Pieces in the crate: so many

Santas tested for this crate: 5

Months it took to design and produce the crate: 5

Additional details



10 reviews

Dec 30 2019

My son enjoyed making this for his Aunt, she kept it on display at her home. She can’t wait to take it out in future years as well. My son really enjoyed this project!

Dec 29 2019

My 9 yo daughter and I just completed this project , although she completed it almost entirely by herself. The crank works and it was super cute. No difficulties as directions were easy to follow and supplies clearly marked. Successful project.

Dec 3 2019

My granddaughter loved working on this project. She was very proud of herself when she finished making. She loves to tell the family how cams work .