Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tumble Bunnies

I made an Easter version of an old tumbling toy for Disney FamilyFun Magazine. The toy uses marbles to propel itself. Usually, it's a tumbling acrobat. It used to be popular in China, then in the nineteenth century it made it's way to Europe and became a popular folk toy. It's pretty clever, and really fun to watch. It works best on a surface that's not too slick, like couch cushions, or blankets. Watch the video below to see it in action and learn how to make it. There's a template at the bottom of this post, so give it a try! If your kids do some nice coloring on their bunnies, it would be great to see them. Feel free to post photos or videos on the Made by Joel Facebook page! Happy Tumbling!

Click on the template below, then print.