|Project by BaboonCove||posted 07-22-2014 06:00 PM||899 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
This was a simple and fun toy to make, however, there are a few little tricks that one needs to know in order for it to work right. The first is that you need to be sure to use stout sticks for the sides. One of my students sanded some of them down too far which put too much give in them. You also need to have a sturdy dowel to hold them together. In case you don’t know, you squeeze the bottom together which pulls on the fishing line on the top thus making the monkey spin all about. Its a lot of fun and hard to set down once you get him going. The last trick is in how he is strung up. When he is hanging down the line should be crossed. Be sure to pull them tight when you tie them off. It is best to run the line while the monkey is hanging upside down.
You can of course make any creature that you wish—just use your imagination!
Now where did I put that barrel?
Video link – http://youtu.be/HF-qIVQjOyY