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Magnetic Pennies: Will They Stick?

  Do you have a jar full of pennies? Ever wondered if they are magnetic? Magnetic pennies? Wait a second… pennies are made of copper which is not magnetic. Why are we talking about magnetic pennies? Because some of them… wait for it… are! Yes, some pennies are magnetic. Which Pennies are Magnetic? Some years

Balloon Animals for the Kids!

  Who doesn’t love balloon animals? No. Really. Do you know anyone? I don’t. Because… Balloon animals rock. First, there are a few things you need in order to make successful balloon animals. Balloon animal balloons. Those long, skinny things that are impossible to blow up using your own lungs. Especially if you buy the


>Give a friend the shiverees. Don’t know how? Fear not! I have the way… 1) On your friend’s back, slowly and gently draw a big ‘x’ with your finger.While doing that say: Criss Cross 2) Then slide a hand slowly and gently down their back.Say: applesauce 3) Walk your fingers up their back, one by

>#387: Shoot Elastics

>Target practice time! Grab some elastics and aim for a target. If you don’t have a target, you can make one out of cardboard or a piece of paper. Draw circles on it–different circles equal different points! The circles can be random (all over the paper or cardboard), or they can be inside each other

>#367: Make a Balloon Stick to the Wall

>’Tis the season for static electricity. Why not use it for fun? Did you know if you rub a balloon in your hair, it will build up static electricity on the balloon’s surface, making it able to stick to a wall? Try it! Make this a family activity: Get everyone adding a balloon to the

>#347: Give a Shock

>January is one of the driest times of the year in North America and that means one thing–static electricity! Go shock someone! To build up static electricity so you can shock someone, put on a pair of socks and drag your feet along carpet. Then reach out and touch someone. Ouch! Did you zap them?