Marianne Willemsen van Witsen
This toy works on the same principle as the Pop-up Ball, but the action
is much slower. It can make a pretty novelty toy for a sick child
or for one who delights in tiny things.
- Remove the tray from the matchbox cover.
- Cut a slit in the cover, about half way down.
- Thread the ribbon through the slit, and up and over the edge
of the cover.
- Glue the ribbon all the way down the back.
- Put the tray back in the cover.
- Gently pull the ribbon to see how much of the tray rises up.
This is the part you will decorate.
- Remove the tray from the cover and add the "surprise"
to the part that will show.
- Decorate the cover. An easy way is to wrap it in strips of coloured
Sellotape or Christmas sticky tape. Make sure the abrasive sides
of the cover are completely covered.
- Return the tray to the cover and push it right in.
- Now the toy is ready for the child to explore.
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