Introduction: How to Make Stick Figures Come Alive!
Tools and materials required
You will need:
- Whiteboard marker
- Some water
- A shiny surface
Step 1: Watch the Video Then Make Some Magic!
Draw stick figures on your shiny surface with your whiteboard marker. Leave them a while so that they dry.
Make sure your surface is perfectly flat (i.e. lay it on a table or the floor) then gently pour some water on to your stick people. [The oils in the whiteboard marker are less dense than the water so they float to the surface, 'peeling' the marker off the shiny surface as they do so].
Blow on the surface of the water and watch your stick figures come alive! Watch this 50 second video to see what happens:
HOW TO MAKE STICK FIGURES COME ALIVE! [50 seconds, YouTube]
This 'magic trick' will bring out the kid in you and make you smile!
Did you enjoy this instructable? Did your kids love it? Let me know by commenting below. :-)
6 years ago
I will try this as soon as I can. I assume that the board you are writing on should be played flat and not on the wall.
Reply 6 years ago
Hello Mrs Merwin, thank you for your comment.
Yes you are correct, the surface needs to be flat. I was lucky as I have a glossy white table at home - that's what I used in the instructable.