The “balancing bird” is a delightful toy you can buy, but it’s much more fun, cheaper, and better for the environment to make your own! If you like this, there are LOTS more toys you can make at home in my book Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines.
EXTRAS: If you enjoyed making the balancing bird, try making some balancing sculptures, as shown in this video I made for the Royal Institution.
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