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Nov 7, 2011


With a few extra hands the kids put together a ramp to bounce to funnel contraption. Its a little harder than Legos because nothing sticks together and requires a very gentle slow hand. It teaches them patience and gentleness, which I enjoy, and can take quite a while to build. There are many different design you can follow or basically use your imagination to build whatever. Jr. is a strict step-by-step follower when it comes to building things and since he's the oldest I let the younger once follow his lead. Also, we had a special friend helping this time, Noah, the kids cousin.

 As stated before its a large contraption made of many small wood pieces (about 1/4"x1"x4"). One bump on the table and this whole thing would come down.

Then you use a ping pong ball. Roll it down the ramp, bounces off the platform and spirals down the funnel into the bottom base.

This one required the overseeing of daddy who had to make a few adjustments so it would work properly...

without knocking the whole thing over...

Then it worked great. It was so cool to see the boys enjoy their diligence and patience in building this, then actually having it work!

Didn't notice what my little engineer was doing until I put this up, tummy scratch :)

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