Dancing Magnet Animals
How we did it:
- very heavy paper or light cardboard
- crayons, paints, or markers
- brad (optional)
- metal paper clips
Using patterned paper certainly wasn't necessary... but it sure did make for a fine bunny!
"A cat? A doll? What do you want to make?" I asked. "A bunny!" A bunny it is, then. Drawing, painting, cutting....
Soon enough she had a bunny's head, body, two paws, and two back feet.
Maddie wanted a patterned print for the body, so she traced the body onto a piece of paper she chose, and glued the paper to the body.
She also wanted a pretty background, so we cut a piece of light cardboard, then pasted another pretty paper to it. We used a brad for the nose, and attached the head to the body, then we pasted the body to the background--leaving edges for attaching paperclips. She investigated the paperclips, and figured out how they work...
then made chains and attached the parts to the body.
Wiggle a magnet around on the backside, and--look how he moves!
Swaying and jigging... so fine he is!