Jumping gymnasts! Craft this miniature trampoline with recycled materials and Model Magic®--for the pure joy of it!
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.
Roll a handful of colorful Crayola Model Magic into six short columns.
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.
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.
Form some jumpers out of Model Magic. Capture the fun body moves gymnasts make when they jump up and down. Air-dry the gymnasts.
If you wish, glue the gymnasts on the trampoline with Crayola School Glue.
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.
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.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.