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Nose Balancers for All!

A great crafty toy to make with kids ages 5-11, it'll take about 30 minutes and keep them entertained for even longer.

Making a nose balancer!

What you’ll need:

Glue, a stick, 1 sheet of paper, duct tape, 2 pennies, a pipe cleaner, scissors, markers

  1. Find a stick that’s as straight as possible, it should be about 6-8 inches. If you don’t feel like using a stick a bbq skewer or chopstick will also work.
  2. Use a pencil sharpener to sharpen one side if it so that you have a side with a sharp point
  3. Fold the pipe cleaner exactly in half, wrap it around the stick (close to the sharper end)
  4. Tape the pennies one on each side,* if you’re having trouble balancing it use 2 pennies on each side.
  5. Put a bit of tape on the stick and pipe cleaner so that the pipe cleaner doesn’t move around.
  6. Cut two equal sheets of paper about three inches wide and the length of your stick
  7. Draw! Once you have your first drawing put the sheet of paper together and cut them out, then draw your second drawing
  8. Use tape or glue to attach the drawings to the stick
  9. Yeeehaw!

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