I recently made a new oscillating bird design for a magazine, so I thought I’d share it here too. After finding this toy idea on the brilliant Science Toy Maker site a couple of years ago, I made this woodpecker.
It’s based off of an old folk toy, and is a great way to teach kids about the science of potential energy.
It’s easy to make, and very fun to play with. I’ll insert the original instructions below, as well as a video so you can see it in action!