Winged insects craft and learning about static electricity

Winged insects craft and learning about static electricity

I have — unsuccessfully — been trying to wean Child 1 off being addicted to television. All I’ve managed is to delay the pleas for this week’s favourite, Team Umizoomi. Today’s delaying tactic, though, worked quite well — a static electricity butterfly.

Our first attempt wasn’t so amazing, but according to Child 1, it’s a mummy butterfly.

First attempt

We made a smaller dragonfly, and another butterfly, then we blew up a balloon and got the wings to flap.

Winged insects craft and learning about static electricity
Winged insects craft and learning about static electricity

Child 1 pronounced our creations ‘quite great’.

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