Last week, Ethan shared an activity he did at After School Care with us and our friendly neighbours. We loved it! So today we completed the first phase of making our own balancing men. We made the men today and on Thursday we will make them balance.
Check them out!
We also shared our thoughts about balancing men:
We think the balancing man is going to bounce on my finger. We think it might balance on everything ( Alannah and Madison)
We would like to know how does it hold up? (Zoe and Callum)
It balances by the wire and the bolt (Ahnaf and Connor)
You need: pop sticks, PVA or hot glue, a bolt and wire( Gracie and Sienna)
How does he actually balance? (Caitlyn and Baylee)
We think it’s going to look like a guy with a weird thing on it’s foot. (Abbey and Mikayla)
It can stick to anything that is metal( Anna and Christina)
We think that the wire is the thing that makes it balance ( Jacob and Brayden)
Stickmen are cool, they balance really well and they are hard to make (Jessie and Dean)
It was fun making it, I wonder if it works ( Cruz and William C)
I think it might fall off ( Ethan and Angus)
The man is cool because it just balances by a nut ( Memphis and Will.P)
It can balance on your finger and anywhere ( Cheyenne and Alex)
We know how to make a balancing man. You need PVA glue, 4 popsticks, wire and a bolt. (Thomas and Riley)
I wonder how big you can make it? Ethan.T and Charlie.P)
It will balance ( Blake and Riley)
The stick man balances on your finger. The stick man has to have the same strength to balance. (Kain and Will)
We think the balancing man will be really hard to balance. You need four icy pole sticks, some PVA glue, some thin wire and a bolt. ( Georgia and Charlie,K)
Get your icy pole sticks use PVA glue, wire and a bolt to make the balancing man (Emily and Marni)
Our balancing man is big and smart (Crystal and Taygan)
Have you got a balancing toy?
Have you ever made a balancing toy? How did you do it?