Here’s what you need to make your Balance Toy!
Insert an arm into the side of the body
Insert the skewer at an angle so that its end is below the cork.
Insert a second arm
Repeat, poking it opposite of the first one.
Add weight to the end of each arm
Slide a marshmallow onto each skewer.
Balance the sculpture on your finger
Make the resting point even smaller
Insert a toothpick into the body.
Balance the sculpture on your finger again.
Try balancing it on other surfaces
Balance your sculpture on other things, like the flat top of a water bottle, your nose, or your head!
Did you know?
By adding weight below the sculpture, you’re lowering its center of gravity. As long as more than half the weight is under the resting point, it will balance.
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