Today we were after an activity or craft to do with mice. I had been thinking of this one for a long time but never got around to doing it. So luckily we had the walnut shells already in our craft stash.
All you need is
Half walnut shells
wool or pipe cleaner for a tail
foam, felt, card or similar for ears
and wobbly eyes or permanent marker.
And to race them a slope and marble
All you need to do is decorate your Walnut shell to look like a mouse. We stuck a pipe cleaner on for his tail, cut a foam diamond in half for it's ears and stuck on wobbly eyes. It is as easy as that.
We had a large sheet of stiff card left from an old Bed. We turned this into a ramp. Then all you have to do is put a marble into the walnut shell, put it at the top of the ramp and let go.
We pegged a long sheet of paper to our board so that we could mark how far the winner of each race went.
After a few races we started playing about with different angles to see what difference it made. Matthew decided before we even started that if the ramp was steeper they would go faster and further.