This Instructable is a supercharged mash-up of the childhood classic "magnetic personality" Wooly Willy
toy and a coffee table.
First released in 1955, the Wooly Willy toy uses a "magic pen" (magnet in a stick) to move a small amount of iron filings around an illustration of a hairless floating head trapped behind a plastic window. You use the pen to draw hair, mustaches, beards, whiskers and eyebrows on Willy. It sounds simple, and truth be told, it is, but as anyone who's familiar with the toy will tell you, it's a surprising amount of fun.
Well, if you thought that the old Willy was good, hold on to your hat, because Wooly Willy just got a whole lot bigger and better! Complete with modern styling, coffee table functionality, cooperative drawing and a super sized drawing surface, this Wooly Willy coffee table is completely one of a kind and totally rad!
Best of all, it's made almost entirely from Ikea parts, so just about anyone with some very basic building know how can make one.
Wally Woo Woo!