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Krishtopher: The boy who plays with toys of own making
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Rorrkychand

Imphal, September 11 2012: It is common knowledge to all that the world of children is full of novelty, creativity and vision.

Isn't it worth to praise a young boy with extra quality of craftiness and enable to materialize his dream/ passion into action? .

Krishtopher Khaba is one such child architect, who plays with his own hand made miniature toys like bike, mermaid, snake and other forms of living and non-living things.

Even more interesting in the creativity of Krishtopher is the raw materials use for making his miniature toys.

Son of Potsangbam Ketan and Potsangbam Ongbi Rebika of Uripok Machin Khwai Brahmapur, 12-year old Krishtopher may looks like any other normal kid of his age, shy and reserved, but he has a passion for making miniature toys from broken pieces of mobile handsets, chargers, wire and cast away toys.

Like other normal kid, he loves to play with electronic gadgets like radio, mobile phone, camera, etc and he never want to throw them away, as they come handy as raw materials for making his miniature toys.

It was by fluke of luck that Krishtopher discovered his latent creativity.

He was searching for a solution to immortalize his old and broken gadgets, when the idea of making miniature toys from the cast away gadgets struck his mind.

Apart from making miniature toys from broken pieces of mobile handset, charger, wires and toys, he also made toys from clay.

Clay figurines made by him include Chameleon, Cheetah, Snake, Penguin, Kanglasa, Mermaid, Macaw and Tortoise.

Displaying the miniature toys made by himself to Hueiyen Lanpao, Krishtopher recalled, "I was studying in 4th Standard in 2004, when I first made a robot from coke.

At that time, I was 9 years old.

From that experience, I come to realize that all my broken toys can be used to create another toy" .

Showing a miniature bike made by him, Krishtopher said, "With this one, at first, I was planning to make an animal from some broken pieces of toys and wires, when all of a sudden an idea came into my mind and I ended up making this.

It took three days to ready the bike" .

Krishtopher, who is presently studying in 7th standard in Don Bosco Chingmeirong, Imphal, is also good at painting.

During the course of the conversation, the boy opened his satchel and showed some of his paintings, which indeed show sign of professional touches.

Ketan, father of the wonder boy, informed that since childhood Krishtopher has always remained in his own world.

What the young boy enjoys best is brooding alone at a corner of the house and playing and dismantling electronic gadgets and toys.

It was surprise to see a wide range of miniature toys created by the boy being showcased in his room.

Christopher is optimistic to take forward his passion even in future as a professional architect.

"But my dream of making miniature automobile toys would also remains", he added.


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