"Magic Beans"

About: The name Cat’s Science Club comes from my daughter Aly, whom I call Aly Cat. She inspired me to take my love of science, and the fun I have with my students, to as many people as I can. Both my daughters hel...

Our "Magic Beans" are quick and easy to make and loads of fun. Remember the old Mexican Jumping Beans that you may have purchased as a kid. Not real Mexican Jumping Beans but the plastic ones. See how they worked and make your own!

Warning - This may look like candy. Keep out of reach of small children.

Step 1: Materials

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BBs
Empty Clean Capsule

Step 2: Make Your Magic Beans

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-Pull the capsule apart
-Add BB
-Close capsule tightly

Step 3: Paint Capsule

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Paint your "magic bean".

We painted the capsule with spray paint. We wish we would have chosen different colors as these make the "magic beans" look like candy.

Step 4: What Do You Do With Them

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Roll the "magic beans" around in your hand. They will wobble and move in unexpected ways.

Step 5: Relieving Stress

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The "magic beans" can help relieve stress. Just roll them around in your hand and feel the stress melt away ;-)

Minor Stress
-1 Bean

Moderate Stress
-2 Beans

Severe Stress
-3 to 5 Beans

Well they help relieve stress for us. You will have to try it and see! :-)

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    Ronald Joseph

    5 years ago

    Thanks for making this so so simple. Fun made easy.

    Nutrition Stores may sell capsules too.

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    Samuel kos

    5 years ago

    So where do I obtain these capsules? I love the design on these things so simple yet fun :)

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    We just looked at Amazon and they are selling them. We will eventually sell some on our website too. Thanks for the positive comments!

    We got the empty capsules from a pharmaceutical company a few years ago. Just asked for them and they gave us a medicine bottle's worth. Maybe a pharmacy would sell them. We have some more coming from eBay but the weather has slowed shipment. There are other ways but they may have residue medicine left inside and that could be harmful.