This activity can be done anywhere there is a wall! Watch your pom-poms fall through the course you create.
- Paper towel tubes
- Tape (we recommend painter’s tape to keep painted walls intact!)
- Start by taking some of your paper/cardstock and cut in half to make smaller sections. Gather your paper towel tubes as well.
- Tape the pieces of paper onto the wall in the shape of a tunnel. It is now also the time to incorporate the paper towel tubes on the wall as well! Make sure you are spreading them out and creating a course that pom-poms can follow!
- Once all of your pieces of paper and tubes are taped on the wall in a course design, time to test it out! Take some pom-poms and start at the top. Have some fun!
- Have you ever seen George Rhoads’ audiokinetic ball machine sculptures at Logan Airport or the Museum of Science in Boston? Here’s a video of a similar Rube Goldberg-type ball machine at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
- You can also think about the cool marble run creations you’ve made in the past!
- Have bouncy balls or ping pong balls? Test those out instead of pom-poms!
- You can always un-tape the course and create a new design!
Activity by Kelly Moy, Schofield Site
Photo Credit & Inspiration: www.toddlerapproved.com