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Dancing Magnet Animals

Dancing Magnet Animals
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Stephanie Sims
167 Projects
Make any animal you like--using paperclips for arms and legs will enable you to make it bounce, dance and wave!

How We Did It

Dancing Magnet Animals
Using patterned paper certainly wasn't necessary... but it sure did make for a fine bunny!
Dancing Magnet Animals
"A cat? A doll? What do you want to make?" I asked. "A bunny!" A bunny it is, then. Drawing, painting, cutting....
Dancing Magnet Animals
Soon enough she had a bunny's head, body, two paws, and two back feet.
Dancing Magnet Animals
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.
Dancing Magnet Animals
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...
Dancing Magnet Animals
then made chains and attached the parts to the body.
Dancing Magnet Animals
Wiggle a magnet around on the backside, and--look how he moves!
Dancing Magnet Animals
Swaying and jigging... so fine he is!

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