Magnetic ball toy is used to create various shapes and designs. They are used in science projects, as a decoration item, as desk toy, and in many other contexts. Even though the package contains instructions on how to align the balls, getting familiar with using these magnetic balls can be a bit confusing for beginners. So to help you out, here are some guidelines on how to make a sphere with magnetic toys.
1. Make A Straight Line
To begin with, make a single line with all the magnetic balls. By the end of this process, you will get a rough idea about how they work.
2. Create Small Triangles
Separate nine balls from the line and make it to a small circle. After creating the circle, you can easily convert it into a triangle.
3. Arrange The Triangles
Make 24 triangles using the magnetic ball toy and then arrange them into four vertical lines. Each line would contain 6 triangles each.
4. Align The Triangles
Take four triangles each and align them together into ‘U’ shape. Repeat making similar shapes using all the triangles you have made. Now you will have six ‘U’ shapes ready for the next alignment.
5. Make A Spiral Shape
Get three ‘U’ shaped magnetic ball toy sets and align them together to create a spiral shape. Note that some balls may not stick to each other. If that happens, change the side of the shape and try to align again.
6. Make A Hexogen
The spiral shaped thing need to be further aligned to create a hexogen. Get hold of the triangle from every edge of the hexogen and make it to face opposite side.
7. Make A Star
When you have four triangles sticking out of the hexagon, form it to a pentagon. Again, find out the triangles on the edges and stick them. Repeat this for all the triangles and you will now get a shape somewhat like a star.
8. Fill The Gaps
The next step is filling up the gaps inside this star shaped set. Use the four remaining triangles for this. Make sure that each magnetic ball toy is properly fit into its position. With the remaining balls, you can add make a stand for the sphere.
That’s it! You have made a sphere with your magnetic balls set. Remember this is one of the most basic things you can do with them. You can make any shape or design with these balls – your imagination is the limit.