Tutorials: Moving Ballerina Toy

8 Apr


  • Candy tin – An Altoids box would work well too
  • Toothpick
  • Extra strength small magnet – can be found at the hardware store
  • Paperclip
  • Paper + colored pencils or markers to draw
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Cut toothpick to fit on one side of tin. A regular pair of scissors will cut a toothpick, you don’t need anything fancy. I used some E-6000 glue to adhere the toothpick.

Fold the center of the paperclip up. Cut part of the paperclip off (refer to picture). I also coiled the bottom of the paper clip which isn’t shown in this picture but can be seen in the top picture.

Create a small drawing along with a mirror image of it. Glue onto paperclip. Click on images for a larger view.

Place an extra strength magnet on the bottom and move around to move your ballerina.

When not in use, place all pieces in box and close shut. Decorate the box anyway you want. I also made an alien version. I colored the inside of the box with a sharpie to look like outer-space. There’s lots of possibilities with this craft so have fun.


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