Trampoline Tumblers

Trampoline Tumblers craft

Jumping gymnasts! Craft this miniature trampoline with recycled materials and Model Magic®--for the pure joy of it!

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    Can you fly? Jumping on a trampoline is close. Bounce around. Do flips and twists. What could be more fun? The word<EM> trampoline</EM> comes from Spanish and means <EM>springboard</EM>. Here’s one way to create your own pretend springboard to fun.

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    Roll a handful of colorful Crayola Model Magic into six short columns.

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    Bend over three chenille stems to form arches for the trampoline’s supports and net holders. Poke the ends of the chenille stems into the bases. Air-dry your base overnight.

  • 4.

    Cover your craft area with newspaper. With Crayola Brushes and Washable Kid’s Paint, paint a small paper plate to look like a trampoline. Paint a rim around the edges for the spring cover. Air-dry your trampoline.

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    Form some jumpers out of Model Magic. Capture the fun body moves gymnasts make when they jump up and down. Air-dry the gymnasts.

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    If you wish, glue the gymnasts on the trampoline with Crayola School Glue.

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    Place a drop of glue on the top inside of each base. Lay the plate upon the six supports. Weigh down the plate with the glue bottle. Let dry.

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    Cut and connect netting from a produce bag to form a strip long enough to encircle the outside of the trampoline. Attach netting with glue to supports. Air-dry the glue.