The Tumble Bean works based on a very simple principle. Inside the Tumble Bean is a steel ball. When the Bean is tilted, the steel ball inside moves down onto one of the ends of the capsule, causing the center of gravity to change. This causes the Bean to do some cool movements!
The Tumble Bean makes a fun, great gift/stocking stuffer for young ones. However, I don't recommend giving this to children 3 or under because of the steel ball inside of the Bean.
It is really fun to play with and fits right in your pocket. Its also super easy to make!! Let's begin!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Two vending machine toy capsules
Paint- (Only if you are going to paint)
A steel ball bearing
Water- (Only if you are going to paint)
The tools needed for this project are:
Sandpaper- (Only if you are going to paint)
Paintbrush- (Only if you are going to paint)
A Place mat (such as a flyer)- (Only if you are going to paint)
If you don't know where to get the vending machine toy capsules, look at some grocery stores. Inside, they will have some machines that sell toys when you put in a quarter. These toys usually come in a capsule, which is what you will need. These toys cost 25 cents each, so if you don't have any of these capsules already, you will need to spend 50 cents.