The making of 3-D shapes with handheld toy is one of the best things to keep anyone occupied, no matter what age they are. It is not just children who can benefit from this kind of fun through mental activity. With beads like Klikyballs, you get a fresh perspective and plenty of insights into how magnets work and fit together. Also, you start to appreciate the beauty in your own creations, and in devoting yourself to a simple project at the times you break from work. We have Buckyballs for sale on this page.
Making A Klikyballs Pyramid
A pyramid is one of the finest Klikyballs projects you can take on, and it can alleviate stress while letting you create something beautiful at the same time. Here are steps to achieve the shape using the 216 balls in the set.
- Line up all the balls in a single strand, and break off nine-piece strands.
- Attach two of the smaller strands to get a ring. Turn the ring into a triangle, and then pinch three of the balls in the circle together using your thumb and forefinger. This forms a point, so the circle now resembles a 2-D teardrop. Hold the point where it is, and push the rounded end of the drop shape inward, to get two new points. This finishes the triangle.
- Repeat the two steps above until you have 15 shapes similar to the one you have already made. That gives you 16 shapes when using one Klikyballs set.
- Take four triangles aside and snap them together side-by-side to get a larger triangle. Do this three more times, and that uses up the remaining beads.
- Snap together the four triangles you have now to get a single big triangle. They need to be brought together side-by-side with points alternately facing up and down.
- The three points of the triangle need to be brought together upward and inward, so that you get a 3-D figure. Snap these points together and the sides will join by themselves. When you have done this right, you should have a four-sided 3-D Klikyballs pyramid.
Each of these 5mm Buckyball magnets has dual polarity, so that one end attracts and the other repels. Classic shapes like spheres and pyramids get easier to make once you figure out the number of beads involved, and what shapes to make first. Most big shapes you make out of these comprise similar smaller shapes attached together, which is what makes it all so beautiful.