Balancing Sculpture

Balancing Sculpture

With just a carrot, some wooden skewers, and a little bit of tinkering, you can make just about anything balance. Let's make an amazing, balancing sculpture! 

Ages:
5 - 8
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. plastic bottle
  2. wooden skewers
  3. carrot
  4. gumdrops
  1. Make a Base

    1. Cut a carrot into chunks. 

  2. 2. Break one of your skewers into smaller pieces. (About 2 inches long). 

  3. 3. Push a small piece of skewer into one of the carrot chunks. 

  4. Make Balancing Arms

    1. Push a long skewer into your carrot chunk at an angle. On the opposite side push another skewer into the carrot at the same angle. 

  5. 2. Push a gumdrop onto the end of each skewer. 

  6. 3. Time to balance! Rest the small skewer on your bottle. You can even give it a gentle nudge and it will still balance!