Looking for a quick, educational way to keep you kids quietly entertained? Then try this simple floating ball activity. It’s great for indoor fun and only requires a few household items.
What you’ll need
- Bendy straw
- Paper ball, ping pong ball or pom pom
What you’ll do
- Draw a circle about three inches across and cut it out. Cut a straight line from the edge to the center.
- Curl the paper circle into a funnel shape, and apply tape to hold the shape.
- Cut the end of your funnel (just a little bit), and insert the bendy end of the straw. Tape the straw in place, making sure to get a good seal with the tape.
Craft complete! Your floating ball apparatus is now assembled. When you (slowly and steadily) blow in the long end of the straw, the ball will float above your funnel. You can make different funnels of varied shapes and sizes to see how they work differently.