Sunday, March 22, 2009

Unplugged Project - Long

I'm afraid our project did not turn out as long as I'd thought it would. My niece and I made a marble chute out of paper towel tubes, and attached it to the fridge with magnets. The cool part is you can adjust it up and down and change the angles. The not so cool part is that an actual marble is too heavy for this set up. As soon as the marble hit the second chute the magnets gave way and the whole thing came crashing down. We ended up using a little ball of dried clay instead.
Again, I think I can be accused of picking a project that is more appropriate for a 10 year old than a 3 year old, but E certainly did love the end product! Her face lit up when the ball landed in the Pringles can with a "Clang!" I'm excited to add more chutes...maybe we can run the entire length of the fridge! (By the way, notice the little girlie magnet from Unplugged "Old" looking on!)

9 comments:

Ron Schiding said...

great project and the clay ball solution was inspired :)

Crescent Moon said...

That turned out great! I know my son would enjoy that .

Amber said...

Our snake didn't turn out all that "long" either. :)

Love this project. I saw it somewhere else and I want to try it now! I need more Boy oriented crafts and this is a good one.

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

having my big girls making something like that for their little sister. Very cool idea.

Crescent Moon said...

I just wanted to thank you for the extra advise about building the marble shoot.
My little boy was given one of those Moon-in-my-room things for his 7th birthday and he loves it. It goes through batteries pretty quick, though, if you don't switch it off when you're not using it. This year he got the rainbow-in-my-room which he also loves. The rainbow switches off after 8 minutes.

STRETCHING said...

Thanks for continuing with these weekly child development activities. I really don't see myself doning them. ;>)

Meg said...

love it!

Holly said...

I'm going to have to try this with my boys as soon as I've saved up some more paper towel tubes. Thanks!

Mom and Kiddo said...

This looks so fun!

 
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