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This is one of those silly tricks kids love to do to impress their family. All you need is a piece of paper and a bit of dramatics (on the presenter’s part). Tell your audience that you can cut a hole in this piece of paper large enough to walk through. Maybe even have an assistant (who hasn’t seen the trick before) try and cut a hole in the paper. Then impress them with this amazing skill.
Fold the paper in half lengthwise
Cut the paper horizontally but not all the way through, alternating which side you cut from as you go down starting with the folded side ending with the same cut (starting on the folded end) as you started with. In the above photo the folded part of the paper is by his hands.
Then, cut through the folded parts of the paper except for the first and the last ones. This keeps your paper together in a big circle.
Now unfold the paper revealing your very large hole – large enough to walk through!
Oh, my! This has to be the hit of the party! I love it!
I’m always looking for something to put in the travel stash to keep the troupes happy along the way and this fits the bill perfectly! I will link this post on my website http://www.theeducationaltourist.com where I write about traveling with the kids and making the family adventures magical. I would love a shout out from you!
Thanks for sharing such a fun activity!
Natalie, The Educational Tourist
I added your resource to my blog, http://www.simplyscience.com. The pictures are clear, the directions are precise, and the pictures make it look just like the fun activity it is! THANKS for sharing!!
it was fun and all