Using an old altoid tin, a magnet, paperclip and my drawing abilities, I made this cute, portable little toy!
Using a magnet on the bottom, she really skates around the "rink".
My 4 year old son was so impressed by this, he couldn't believe I made it!
I love when I can impress my own kids, it's very rare!
So, to make your own, just clean out your tin, and create a scenic background. You can draw one like I did,
or look online and print your own, cut out from a magazine or use your own photographs...many possibilities.
In fact, to further impress my children, I think I will make another set of these...using tiny photos of my 2 kids. They will be dancing, and I know, they will find this hilarious!
Just tape a paperclip to the back of the image of the person you want to move, bending a portion of the clip up, to attach, but leaving a good portion down, to act as a stand for the person.
We had to use a pretty strong magnet, to move the girl around. She would glide pretty easily, then suddenly flip over sideways, causing hysterical belly laughs. (also giving me the idea to make dancers for the next set.)
Also, it can all be stored neatly inside it's own tin! How great is that?
If you like little magnetic games, check out our Tiny Magnetic Tintin Game