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Model Magic "Bat" Mobile - Project #51

Time: 1 Class Period
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Materials:
Black Crayola Model Magic
White Chenille Stems (Pipe Cleaners)
Wiggle Eyes
Black WonderFoam
Black Yarn
Paper Clips
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Use WonderFoam and Model Magic to make this fun bat mobile! This project also has an instructional video available!


Steps

  • Step 1
    Cut one piece of WonderFoam into four 3x9” pieces, to make bat wings (one sheet makes four wings). Note: To cut wing scallops, fold piece in half and cut both sides at once. Divide one 4 oz. bag of Model Magic into four equal parts (one package makes four bats). Have students use one half of the Model Magic to make a body and split the other half into two ears, a head and two legs.
  • Step 2
    Form the body around the bat wings. Cut one stem into eight equal parts. Note: One stem makes one bat. Push two wiggle eyes into the head shape. Note: If pushed in far enough, eyes do not need to be glued. To finish head, add two stems as fangs. Have students insert three stems into each leg as claws.
  • Step 3
    Assemble bat body parts while Model Magic is still tacky, no glue required. Note: Model Magic has a specific workability time, around one class period. Add character by forming to desired shape. Unbend a paper clip to create a loop and push into bat’s back to hang at preferred angle. String with yarn.

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