How to Make Cellophane Dancers

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You can make a whole dance studio filled with boys and girls who will jump and dance about as if they were really alive. The trick is causing enough static electricity to make these little guys jump and dance. Find out how to make cellophane dancers below.

How to Make Cellophane Dancers



How to Make Cellophane Dancers



Crafts Materials Needed:

Large deep cardboard box

Light cardboard

Cellophane

Scotch tape

Silk handkerchief

Glue or paste

Scissors

Tissue paper

Pencil

How to Make Them:

Step 1



Fold the strips back and forth



To make the dancers, cut 2 strips of tissue paper, 5 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide. Fold the strips back and forth, as in illustration A.

Step 2



You will have 2 square tissue paper packets



You will have 2 square tissue paper packets, as in illustration B.


Step 3



Draw Half Figures



Fold each packet down the center. On the fold of one packet, draw and then cut out, the half figure of a girl, and on the other packet, the half figure of a boy, as in illustration C.

Step 4

Open up the strips, you will have one continuous row of girls, and one of boys.

Step 5



you will have one continuous row of girls



Cut 2 strips of light cardboard 1/8 of an inch wide. Glue a standing row of dancers to each cardboard strip, bending back the feet of the dancers about 1/8 of an inch to make them stand firmly, as in illustration D.

Step 6



Glue a standing row of dancers to each cardboard strip



Cut the hands of the dancers apart, and cut the cardboard between them. Each dancer will be standing on a separate cardboard platform, as in illustration E.

Step 7



Cut a piece of celluloid to fit the top of the box, and fasten with pieces of Scotch tape



Stand the dancers in the cardboard box ballroom. Cut a piece of cellophane to fit the top of the box, and fasten with pieces of Scotch tape, as in illustration F.

To make the dancers jump and dance, rub a silk handkerchief over the celluloid top. This will generate enough static electricity to make the dancers come “alive.”

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