DIY Jumping Beans

Introduction: DIY Jumping Beans

We love playing with these jumping beans. They move in a crazy unpredictable way, jumping and wiggling in your hand.

Here is a great way to make your own jumping beans that are as good or better then the store bought ones.


Amazon Jumping Beans

Step 1: Materials Needed

Only two things needed to make these fun little toys, both can be found on Amazon or Ebay.

6 mm BBs

Gelatin Capsules Size Zero

Smaller BBs and capsules work well too.

Step 2: Pull Apart

Pull apart the capsules and get one BB for each jumping bean you are going to make.

Step 3: Assemble

Put the BB into one side of the capsule.

Put the capsule back together.

Pinch together firmly but carefully

Step 4: Play

Take the capsules in hand.

Tilt you hand slightly back and forth, side to side.

Watch in amazement as the beans wiggle and hop in and out of your hand.

Step 5: Our Video

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    5 Discussions

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    Italiankiwiblog
    Italiankiwiblog

    1 year ago

    I remember playing with these when I was a kid, but I'd forgotten about them until I s=aw your Instructable. It's a great idea to make them. My kids would love them!

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    Cats Science Club
    Cats Science Club

    Reply 1 year ago

    They are fun and somewhat calming, until they fall out of your hand ;-)

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    Italiankiwiblog
    Italiankiwiblog

    Reply 1 year ago

    hahahaha! I can imagine the bb balls going EVERYWHERE! :D

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    StringGoddess
    StringGoddess

    1 year ago

    A wonderfully simple toy - well done.

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    Cats Science Club
    Cats Science Club

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! The kids love playing with them and trying to figure out how the beans move in thier hand.