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Today’s toothpick activity is a fun little “magic” trick uses toothpicks and water.
Start with 5 toothpicks, water, a straw for easy water dropping and a plate to catch the water.
Carefully break the toothpicks in half (as close to the middle as you can get) without tearing them completely apart. Arrange the toothpicks on the plate like this.
Put the straw into the water and place your finger or thumb on the other end to trap the water (you could also use a dropper/pipette).
Carefully place a drop or two of water in the center of your toothpick arrangement. You’ll likely need a few drops just be carefully not to drop too much water at once. Watch the toothpicks slowly move.
The boys wanted to do this a couple times so be prepared with more toothpicks. You may also need more if you have trouble breaking them in the center.
My kids love this one too. P.S. We’ve mastered the silverware and toothpick with the glass, but still working on the apple 🙂
Here’s a toothpick ornament I recently came across:
I just did this with my kids (2 1/2 and 4 1/2) and they loved it. It took a few tries to get it just right. They thought it was amazing! Thanks!
Awesome! It does have a small learning curve with the placement and water dropping. Glad you got it to work!